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Policy Comments & Advice

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Topics and Policy Working Groups

Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG)

Co-chaired by Jonathan Zuck and Olivier-Crepin Leblond, the CPWG merges together the At-Large Registration Issues Working Group, At-Large New gTLDs Working Group and At-Large ICANN Evolution Working Group. The focus of CPWG is to drive policy comments and advice within the At-Large community, and create best practices for identifying Internet end user issues within ICANN.

ICANN Evolution

Discusses the transition of US Government Stewardship of the IANA function in relation to the discussions taking place in other fora such as the ICG, RIR, IETF, ISOC and IAB spaces. Also focuses on discussion and progress in the CCWG on Enhancing ICANN Accountability

IDN Policy

Addresses challenges and promotes knowledge regarding the implementation of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in the Root Zone.

New gTLDs

Follows developments related to the implementation of New gTLDs and reviews the New gTLD Objection Process, Applicant Support issues, Outreach and Evaluation Recommendations, and New gTLD Rollout issues. 

Public Interest

Discusses issues related to the public interest in the context of ICANN and the manner in which end users are impacted.

Registration Issues

Reviews the entire scope of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), looks at the challenges faced by Registrants, and seeks to make recommendations to mediate those challenges. 

Technical Issues

Focuses on the stability, safety, and security of Domain Name System (DNS) and covers issues such as DNSSEC, DNS Exploitation Techniques, and the implementation of IPv6. 

Regional Activities

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Global Presence

At-Large Structures (ALSes) and individual members form the basis of our community representing the interests of internet users worldwide. The five Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs) unite our members based on their regions.

Working Groups

Many At-Large working groups are dedicated to ICANN policy discussions and advice development activities. Many others tackle various aspects of organization building, such as advancing accessiblity and inclusion at ICANN, testing communication and collaboration tools, planning outreach and engagement projects, developing capacity building programs for newcomers, and fulfilling operational needs of the Community. Almost all of our working groups are open to everyone regardless of membership status in At-Large. 

Accessibility

Advances accessibility and inclusion at ICANN by understanding and tackling the particular needs of populations who face challenges to participate in the policy development work. 

ALAC At-Large Review Implementation Working Group (ARIWG)

The ICANN Board in their meeting on June 23rd 2018, within the Consent Agenda item (h) Organizational Review of the At-Large - Final Report and Recommendations, resolved that:-

(2018.06.23.13), the Board directs the ALAC to convene an At-Large review implementation working group that oversees the implementation process of the implementation proposals contained in the At-Large Review Implementation Overview Proposal, including through the development of a detailed implementation plan. The Board expects that the implementation plan will expand on the implementation steps detailed in the At-Large Review Implementation Overview Proposal, including through identification of metrics for each implementation, a concise overview of the current state for each of the ALAC's proposals, a clearly defined goal of the implementation objectives, and a methodology of how to measure implementation progress on an ongoing basis.

(2018.06.23.14), the Board directs the ALAC to work with ICANN organization to include expected budgetary implication for each of the implementation steps into its detailed implementation plan. The implementation plan shall incorporate a phased approach that allows for easy-to-implement and least costly improvements to be implemented first, with those items with more significant budget implications addressed via subsequent budget cycles. Any budgetary requests should be made in line with ICANN organization's budgeting processes. The detailed implementation plan shall be submitted to the Board as soon as possible, but no later than six (6) months after the adoption of this resolution.

(2018.06.23.15), the Board directs the At-Large review implementation working group to provide to the OEC semiannual written implementation reports on progress against the implementation plan, including, but not limited to, progress toward metrics detailed in the implementation plan and use of allocated budget.

ALAC Subcommittee on Appointee Selection

Receives and reviews Expressions of Interest (EOI) for various ALAC appointments. 

ALAC Subcommittee on Finance and Budget

Focuses on issues related to the development of ICANN Fiscal Year Budget and reviews of ALAC and RALO Special Budget Requests.

ALAC Subcommittee on Metrics

Evaluates the participation of At-Large members. 

ALAC Subcommittee on Outreach and Engagement

Oversees and coordinates the outreach and engagement efforts of the At-Large Community at local and regional levels; aims to build awareness of ICANN, recruit new members, and engage current members.  

ALS Criteria & Expectations

Makes recommendations to the ALAC regarding the criteria and expectations for ALSes and how those expectations relate to the work of the RALOs.

At-Large Community Regional Outreach Program Review Team (CROP RT)

Coordinates and manages At-Large's efforts related to the Community Regional Outreach Program (CROP), formerly Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (CROPP)

Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC)

Identifies and compiles an initial slate of candidates for the ICANN Board Director position selected by the At-Large Community (ICANN Board Director Seat #15). 

Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC)

Oversees the entire selection process of the ICANN Board Director selected by the At-Large Community (ICANN Board Director Seat #15), including the election culminating the process. 

Capacity Building

Focuses on the capacity building activities within At-Large, including developing webinar series to improve members' knowledge in ICANN policy issues. 

Captioning Pilot Project

Explores real-time captioning tools to enable full participation of end users in At-Large activities. 

Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG)

Co-chaired by Jonathan Zuck and Olivier-Crepin Leblond, the CPWG merges together the At-Large Registration Issues Working Group, At-Large New gTLDs Working Group and At-Large ICANN Evolution Working Group. The focus of CPWG is to drive policy comments and advice within the At-Large community, and create best practices for identifying Internet end user issues within ICANN.

ICANN Academy

Assists in the development of a Leadership Training Program within ICANN. 

ICANN Evolution

Discusses the transition of US Government Stewardship of the IANA function in relation to the discussions taking place in other fora such as the ICG, RIR, IETF, ISOC and IAB spaces. Also focuses on discussion and progress in the CCWG on Enhancing ICANN Accountability

IDN Policy

Addresses challenges and promotes knowledge regarding the implementation of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in the Root Zone.

New gTLDs

Follows developments related to the implementation of New gTLDs and reviews the New gTLD Objection Process, Applicant Support issues, Outreach and Evaluation Recommendations, and New gTLD Rollout issues. 

New Meeting Strategy

Creates a new strategy for organizing At-Large sessions in future ICANN meetings based on the formal recommendations made by the ICANN Meeting Strategy Working Group in 2014. 

Public Interest

Discusses issues related to the public interest in the context of ICANN and the manner in which end users are impacted.

Registration Issues

Reviews the entire scope of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), looks at the challenges faced by Registrants, and seeks to make recommendations to mediate those challenges. 

Social Media

Develops a strong and sustainable presence of the At-Large Community on social media; coordinates the content creation for At-Large's Twitter and Facebook and provides live feed during ICANN international meetings. 

Technical Issues

Focuses on the stability, safety, and security of Domain Name System (DNS) and covers issues such as DNSSEC, DNS Exploitation Techniques, and the implementation of IPv6. 

Technology

Reviews ALSes' and RALOs' communication and collaboration needs; introduces selected information dissemination, web conferencing, and other tools. 

Website Revamp

Collaborates with ICANN Digital Services team in revamping the official website of the At-Large community. 

Membership is limited to individuals with special expertise