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Policy Comments & Advice

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Topics and Policy Working Groups

At-Large 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.

At-Large IDN Policy Working Group

The IDN Policy Working Group:

  • Focuses on ICANN Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program developments 
  • Provides Community feedback via ALAC statements and engagement with ICANN staff

At-Large New gTLDs Working Group

The At-Large New gTLDs Working Group closed in Dec 2017 and merged with the Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG)

In February 2018, Jonathan Zuck was appointed Chair of the ANGWG, replacing Evan Leibovitch.

At-Large Public Interest Working Group

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

At-Large Registration Issues Working Group

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. 

At-Large Technical Issues Working Group

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. 

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 (AASC)

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

ALAC Subcommittee on Finance and Budget (FBSC)

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.  

ALAC-ccNSO Coordination Working Group

The ALAC-ccNSO Coordination Working Group has been established to participate in a joint ALAC-ccNSO project which proposes to establish a database matching At Large Structures (ALSes) and the ccTLD of their country. It is hoped that the ALAC-ccNSO partnership will look at developing a  plan of action that will generate some mutual understanding of the roles of each other's organisations, on which they may build a collaborative relationship. 

At-Large Capacity Building Working Group (CBWG)

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

At-Large 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.

At-Large ICANN Evolution Working Group

The ICANN Evolution Working Group closed in Dec 2017 and merged with the Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG).

Formerly known as the At-Large Ad-hoc WG on IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability (changed 22 September 2016), the mission of the ICANN Evolution Working Group (WG) is to discuss the transition of U.S. Government (USG) stewardship of the IANA function. This includes related discussions taking place in other groups, such as the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordinating Group (ICG) and the RIR, IETF, ISOC and IAB spaces.

At-Large IDN Policy Working Group

The IDN Policy Working Group:

  • Focuses on ICANN Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program developments 
  • Provides Community feedback via ALAC statements and engagement with ICANN staff

At-Large New gTLDs Working Group

The At-Large New gTLDs Working Group closed in Dec 2017 and merged with the Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG)

In February 2018, Jonathan Zuck was appointed Chair of the ANGWG, replacing Evan Leibovitch.

At-Large Public Interest Working Group

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

At-Large Real Time Transcription (RTT) Project

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

At-Large Registration Issues Working Group

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. 

At-Large Social Media Working Group (SMWG)

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. 

At-Large Structure (ALS) Criteria and Expectations Taskforce

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 Technical Issues Working Group

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. 

At-Large Technology Task Force (TTF)

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

Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance (CCWG-IG)

The Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance (CCWG-IG) works on IG related issues across ICANN communities.

ICANN Academy Cross-Community Committee

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

Membership is limited to individuals with special expertise