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ALAC Endorses Remaining Summit Statements

The ALAC recently voted on and endorsed the three remaining Summit Statements on At-Large Participation in ICANN, ICANN Transparency and Accountability and DNS Security Issues.

This statements are the result of a process begun when representatives of eighty-eight (88) At-Large Structures (“ALSes”) from five Regional At-Large Organizations (“RALOs”) representing ICANN's global At-Large community met in the At-Large Summit (ATLAS) as a part of the 34th International ICANN meeting in Mexico City.

Amongst the various activities of the Summit were five working groups on issues of concern to the At-Large community. The final statements of all five working groups was compiled into the Declaration of the At-Large Summit, presented to the Board of ICANN at the Public Board Meeting in Mexico City.

In order to ensure that the entire At-Large community had the opportunity to review the five statements, and for their perspectives to be taken into account, the ALAC resolved upon a process of consultation and amendment for the statements by resolution at its 24th March 2009 teleconference.  As a result, the Summit Working Group statement was opened for public comments by the At-Large community on 1st April, closing on 1st May. The Chair of the ALAC then requested the Staff to open a vote on the document, said vote opening on 8th May and closing on 15th May.

The following results were announced on 16th May by the Staff:

The Statement on At-Large Participation in ICANN was endorsed with 11 votes in favour, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

The Statement on ICANN Transparency and Accountability was endorsed with 11 votes in favour, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

The Statement on DNS Security Issues was endorsed with 10 votes in favour, 0 votes against and 1 abstention.

The result may be verified under the following URL: