[ALAC] ALAC Endorsement of ATRT2 Candidates

Dev Anand Teelucksingh admin at ttcsweb.org
Fri Nov 30 15:25:44 UTC 2012

Dear Rinala,

Many Thanks for your detailed and clear proposal for the ALAC
Candidate Endorsement Process for the ATRT2.

I also support Carlton's motion to endorse Olivier as the ALAC's
preferred candidate for the ATRT2.

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:21 AM, Rinalia Abdul Rahim
<rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, ALAC.
> Wonderful to see such enthusiasm!  :)
> Let me clarify a few things.
> *1. The ALAC does not nominate candidates to the ATRT2, we are asked to
> endorse candidates from a list that will be revealed by the ATRT2 staff.*
> - The ATRT2 process does not allow for the ALAC to nominate candidates
> directly.  Rather, interested candidates have to apply to the ATRT2 by
> submitting the required information to rtcandidatures at icann.org by
> Wednesday, 5 December 2012 – 23:59 UTC.  The ALAC is requested to endorse
> relevant candidates from the official list of candidates, which will be
> revealed after the application deadline.
> - Note: If the ALAC Chair or any other interested candidate were to fail to
> apply by the specified deadline or fail to submit the requisite set of
> information, he/she will not be on the candidate list for the ALAC to
> review and endorse. * So the key message here is that interested candidates
> must make sure they complete the application process by the specified
> deadline.*
> *
> 2. The importance of endorsing multiple candidates and a proper endorsement
> process*
> - It is indeed in the ALAC's interest to endorse as many *qualified *candidates
> as possible from the yet to be revealed ALAC candidate list, particularly
> when the maximum number of ALAC candidates who will be selected to the
> ATRT2 is unknown beyond one.
> - Given the uncertainty regarding a maximum number, we have to proceed with
> the working assumption that we will review everyone on the ALAC candidate
> list and that we will rank them according to a preferred order based on how
> suitable they are against the set of criteria that has been specified by
> the ATRT2 requirement.  *This order of preference helps the Chairs of the
> ICANN Board and the GAC in making their decision, particularly when the
> slots accorded to the ALAC are limited.*  It is rational to expect that the
> slots will be limited.  It is also rational to expect that the Chairs of
> the ICANN Board and the GAC will select candidates from the ALAC endorsed
> list based on *BOTH qualification AND ALAC's preference order.  *If this
> were not the case, we would not be asked to waste our time in indicating
> our preferred endorsed candidates.
> - In generating this preferred order of candidates, we need to be fair to
> ALL the applicants who apply.  It is reasonable to expect that there will
> be other candidates applying as an ALAC candidate, who may choose not to
> pre-announce their application to the ALAC for various reasons.  It is not
> for us to speculate the reasons or judge why.  Given that the applicants
> are not required to declare that they are applying, we should NOT be
> discouraging them by pre-empting a proper endorsement process or by
> creating an expectation that their application and qualifications will not
> be reviewed objectively.
> Let's rise to the challenge and let us be fair to the members of our
> community.
> Best regards,
> Rinalia
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