Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019

Time: 06:00 - 07:00 UTC (for the time in various time zones click here)

Meeting Number: AL.AP/CC.1019/1

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English Conference ID = 1638

Chinese Conference ID = 2038

Zoom room:

Action Items: EN

Recording: EN, ZH

Transcript: EN, ZH

Chat: EN


EN: Satish Babu, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Kaili Kan, Amrita Choudhury, Holly Raiche, Lianna Galstyan, Jay Paudyal, Justine Chew, Leon Sanchez, Syuzan Marukhyan, Jee eun Choi, Nadira Al-Araj, Ahmad Alsadeh, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Suhaidi Hassan, Mohammad Atif

ZH: None

Apologies:  Maureen Hilyard, Ali AlMeshal, Prateek Pathak, Amal Al-saqqaf,

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Gisella Gruber, Yeşim Nazlar

ZH Interpreters: Jessie & Ray

Call Management: Yeşim Nazlar


1. Roll call - Staff (2 min)

2. Welcome and APRALO Membership Matters (Satish, 3 min)



Newly Certified (1)#307 Internet Society Rural Development Special Interest Group

Naveed Bin Rais

Pending ALAC Vote (1)#312 Internet Society LebanonNone
Awaiting RALO Feedback (0)None


Processing Due Diligence (0)NoneNone
On Hold (3)

#299/308 China Internet Development Foundation - APRALO (Withdrawn and reapplied under new structure)

#267 Surabhi Softwares

#112 Arab Regional ISPs & DSPs Association (ARISPA) - APRALO 


3. ALAC Policy Update -  Holly/Justine  (20 min)

Recently Ratified by the ALAC (since last APRALO Monthly Meeting)

DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets
The ALAC noted that the proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets are aligned with the ICANN Strategic Plan, and are also very similar to previous years' budgets. An adjustment in the PTI budget is noticeable, including adjustments in salaries, services and other administrative cross-charges from ICANN to PTI or IANA.

However, the ALAC pointed out that a change is in process in the Governance of the Root Server System, these changes are not reflected in the proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets. The ALAC asked several exploratory questions in their response.

Implementation Plan for the GNSO Consensus Policy Relating to the Protection of Certain Red Cross Names
As a worldwide internationally recognized humanitarian aid organization, and one that has been regularly the target of those seeking to fraudulently extract donations, the ALAC believes that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (incorporating National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies, and the International Committee of the Red Cross) should be given the benefit of protection to its various identifiers, designations and/or acronyms as intended by the policy changes proposed for implementation in the said updated consensus policy. This includes the proposed action to recognize changes to the official names of the Red Cross Society entities, including component names, in Eswatini and Macedonia, respectively, an action we view as necessary.

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report
The ALAC finds the report to include very useful information that should be used to guide the development of relevant policies, and appreciates the team's effort and supports the provided recommendations. 

The ALAC highlights the importance of the recommendations related to the accuracy of data, and it strongly advises its acceptance by the ICANN Board. In light of the GDPR, the ALAC noted the importance of several other recommendations in the WHOIS Report​ encouraging a more proactive position of contractual compliance, especially in regards to DNS Abuse, as well as the team's findings with regard to law enforcement needs.

Public Comment for Decision 


Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)

Public Comment Name

Public Comment Close



ALAC Advice to ICANN Board on DNS Abuse

See Google Doc (comment only)




Potential ALAC Advice to the ICANN Board



At-Large Policy Platform


4. APRALO Updates (15 min)

Link to Google doc for comments

5. Funding Opportunities for FY20 and FY21 (Heidi, 10 min)

6. NomCom Update (Amrita, 5 min)

7. AOB (5 min)