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  1. Since late April, the ALAC has been very busy with policy advice development activities. It responded to eight ICANN public comment proceedings, including the Community Comment 2 (CC2) on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process, Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team Draft
    Topic(s): Policy Processes, Public InterestOrganization(s): ALAC
  2. On 16 May, the ALAC passed the consensus call to endorse the following three candidates for the Second Registration Directory Services (RDS) Review Team: Dmitry Belyavsky (Russia, EU), Alan Greenberg (Canada, NA), and Carlton Samuels (Jamaica, LAC). The ALAC received six applications requesting endorsement. The
    Topic(s): Internet Governance, Public InterestOrganization(s): ALAC
  3. On 28 March, the ALAC passed a motion to rescind its advice on the Proposed Guidelines for the Second String Similarity Review Process, which was submitted to the ICANN public comment last year. The advice essentially supports the recommendations of the ccNSO Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP)
  4. Following the publication of the At-Large Review Draft Report by ITEMS, the ALAC and the At-Large Review Working Party (WP) submitted one comprehensive response as an ALAC Statement in late March. The ALAC fully supports eight of the sixteen Recommendations proposed by ITEMS, partly supports five, and rejects
  5. NARALO held its fourth General Assembly (GA) on 3-5 April in New Orleans, USA, on the sidelines of the ARIN39 Public Policy Meeting. A Plenary session was held on Wednesday, 5 April, during which members discussed policy development and North America Strategic Plan and had an interactive session with the ICANN
    Topic(s): Engagement, Internet GovernanceOrganization(s): ALAC, NARALO
  6. The ALAC and the RALOs started their election cycle to fill leadership positions that will be seated at the end of ICANN60. The positions up for election include five ALAC Member positions selected by RALOs, as well as the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretariat positions within the RALOs. Some of these positions have
  7. What Happened at ICANN58? At ICANN58, the At-Large Community held 26 sessions to discuss priority topics impacting the community, particularly its ongoing organizational review. At-Large members engaged with the independent examiner ITEMS and other ICANN stakeholders, including the ICANN Board, the Governmental
  8. What to Expect at ICANN58 At ICANN58, the At-Large Community will focus on three areas: The At-Large Review - Undergoing an organizational review, the At-Large Community will leverage ICANN58 to focus on the Draft Report and interact with the Independent Examiner and broader ICANN community. Deliberation on the
  9. On behalf of Tijani Ben Jemaa, Chair of the Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC), we are announcing the final election result of ICANN Board Director (Seat #15) selected by the At-Large Community. After six months of efforts, the At-Large Community has successfully concluded its ICANN Board Director
  10. On behalf of the Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC) and for transparency purposes, we are announcing the start of the final election - Vote Round 1 - to select the ICANN Board Director selected by the At-Large Community (Seat #15) from the end of 2017 AGM (3 Nov 2017) to the end of 2020 AGM (23 Oct
  11. ITEMS International, the independent examiner, has been conducting the organizational review of the At-Large Community. The public comment of the At-Large Review Draft Report will be closed on 24 March 2017. The Draft Report proposes 16 recommendations that ITEMS believe will help improve At-Large Community’s
  12. The LACRALO Assembly was held from 30 January to 1 February 2017 to address the challenges in the region. Sixteen LACRALO leaders from the Caribbean and Latin America worked collaboratively to address past issues and plan the way forward. Mediators from the Consensus Building Institute, who have been working with
  13. As recently announced, to help the At-Large Community to learn more about the background and views of the Final Slate of Candidates for the ICANN Board Director position and to help the electorate members to decide on their votes in the final election (starts on 21 Feb 2017, view timeline), the Board Member
  14. As recently announced, Alan Greenberg and Leon Sanchez have been selected as the Final Slate of Candidates ("Candidates") for the ICANN Board Director selected by the At-Large Community. To help the At-Large Community members to learn more about the background, views, and positions of the Candidates and to help
  15. The optional Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) petition process in the ICANN Board Director selection did not result in any successful petition to add names to the BCEC Slate of Candidates and this stage of the process has now concluded. Hence, the Final Slate of Candidates, who were selected by the BCEC and