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ALAC Creates New Taskforce to Review At-Large Structure Criteria and Engagement - August 2015


During discussions at ICANN52, the ALAC recommended the chartering of a taskforce to make recommendations to the ALAC regarding the criteria and expectations for ALSes and how those expectations relate to the work of the RALOs.

The taskforce includes at least one ALAC member per region (to be selected by the ALAC members from each region) plus two people selected by the regional leadership (according to the RALO practices). TheALAC Chair—not formally representing his region—will lead the taskforce. At-Large staff members will be full members of this taskforce as their input and opinions will be considered.

Recent Developments

The ALAC chartered the At-Large Structure (ALS) Criteria and Engagement Taskforce to recommend to theALAC a revised set of criteria for all ALSes, including expectations of how RALOs, the ALAC and ICANN At-Large Staff will engage ALSes, and expectations of ALS participation in At-Large and ICANN.

Next steps

The Taskforce will meet weekly to work on the following issues:

·        ALS Criteria

·        ALS Application Questions

·        ALS Operational Expectations

·        Application Process

·        Individual Members