Date: Tuesday, 09 October 2018
Time: 18:00 - 19:00 UTC For the time in various timezones click here
Meeting Number: AL.EU/CC.1009/1
Participants: Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Maureen Hilyard, Wale Bakare, Oksana Prykhodko, Sebastien Bachollet, Anne Marie Joly, Yrjö Länsipuro, Sandra Hoferichter, Andrei Kolesnikov, Erich Schweighofer, Joanna Kulesza
Apologies: Jean-Jacques Subrenat, Bastiaan Goslings, Annette Mühlberg
Staff: Silvia Vivanco, Claudia Ruiz
Call Management: Claudia Ruiz
Reference: 2018 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice
Statements approved by the ALAC
Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)
While the ALAC and wider At-Large community continue to debate the actual benefits to communities in expanding the New gTLD Program, they acknowledge that the Program will likely continue to be expanded in one form or another. In this respect, the ALAC put on record their responses, suggestions and in some cases, advocacy, to the preliminary recommendations and questions as posed by the GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group in its Initial Report, from the perspective of and benefit to Internet end users At-Large. The ALAC highlighted key consensus positions on the 86-page statement, including: Concept of "Rounds", Community Applications and Community Priority Evaluation, Metrics, Public Interest Commitments, Applicant Support Program, IDNs, Universal Acceptance, SSAC Research and Recommendations, Objections, and High Standards for Applicants.
Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains
The ALAC believes the main challenge while integrating IDN variant top-level domains is to balance positive user experience while ensuring the security, stability and manageability of the DNS. The ALAC provided advice on (4) questions posed by ICANN regarding the issue, and in general believes strict adherence to the Root Zone LGRs are the most appropriate way of arriving at IDN variant labels.
IPC/BC Accreditation & Access Model for Non-Public Data v1.7 Note: Not a formal ICANN Public Comment.
The ALAC understands that tiered access is the most probable solution to ensuring compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), yet it has serious concerns as to the structure of this proposed model. The ALAC recommends a three-dimensional access model of accreditation: 1) identity of the petitioner; 2) determining the petitioner’s purpose; and 3) requesting information on how they will use that data. The ALAC feels these considerations towards the access model will propel the ICANN community further towards a reliable and trusted domain name system (DNS).
Draft ICANN Africa Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Version 3.0
The ALAC recommended (1) an increased number of African ICANN staff to be seriously considered in the Draft Africa Strategic Plan; (2) involving more African participation in strategy planning and implementation; (3) local capacity building; (4) increased representation of African stakeholders in the SOs and ACs in addition to the ALAC and GAC. The ALAC also noted criteria for implementation should be further developed, and offered collaboration with the African community in At-Large.
Statements in process - Drafting, Comment or Vote
Comment ICANN Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Unified Access Model
Penholder(s): Gregory Shatan
Vote Next Steps on Reviews
Penholder(s): Alan Greenberg
Drafting Proposed gTLD-Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile
Penholder(s): Joanna Kulesza, Jonathan Zuck
Statements that seem to be stalled
Public Comment requests to which the ALAC decided not to submit Statements
New Public Comment requests to which the ALAC needs to make decisions
Upcoming Public Comment Requests