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Policy Advice Development

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Topics and Policy Working Groups

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 Appointee Selection Committee

Receives and reviews Expressions of Interest for various ALAC appointments until the end of the ICANN57 Hyderabad meeting. 

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 Review 2015 - 2019

Collaborates with ICANN Strategic Initiatives Department to prepare for the formal review process of the At-Large Community.

ATLAS II Implementation

Facilitates the implementation of the recommendations stated in the 2nd At-Large Summit Declaration.

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. 

CROPP Review

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

Finance & Budget

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

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.

Metrics

Evaluates the participation of At-Large members. 

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. 

Outreach & 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.  

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