[ALAC] URGENT CONSENSUS CALL: IANA Stewardship CWG Face-to-Face meeting

Maureen Hilyard hilyard at oyster.net.ck
Sat Oct 25 06:39:22 UTC 2014

I hope this reaches you all safely.. but yes yes.  :)


-----Original Message-----
From: alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org
[mailto:alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Alan Greenberg
Sent: Friday, 24 October 2014 8:12 a.m.
Cc: Seun Ojedeji
Subject: [ALAC] URGENT CONSENSUS CALL: IANA Stewardship CWG Face-to-Face
Importance: High

There will be a face-to-face (F2F) meeting of the IANA Stewardship CWG in
Frankfurt on November 19-20. The meeting is open to all current Members and
Participants of the CWG (https://community.icann.org/x/1QrxAg).

ICANN is funding the participation of Members. The only exception is that if
a Member cannot attend, they will fund a current Participant if they are
approved by the SO/AC (an "Alternate"). The ALAC also requires that anyone
participating must be a current member of the IANA-issues group and mailing
list. Additionally, it is crucial that any Alternate selected have
participated in the At-Large and CWG meetings/calls. And obviously, the
person must be able to travel to Germany which excludes some people who
cannot obtain a visa in such a short time,

We must notify ICANN of the selection of any Alternate by next Tuesday,
October 28. That does not leave very much time.

At this stage, it is likely that two of our five representatives on the CWG
may not be able to attend.

We have two questions that must be addressed immediately (and I am conscious
that it is already Friday evening or Saturday in much of the world).

1. Do we select an Alternate only from the same region as the regular Member
who cannot attend? The argument against is that it puts into question our
rationale for having 5 members to represent all ICANN regions. The arguments
for it is that may allow us to find the best person to sit at the table on
our behalf, it is only a temporary replacement, and so far there have not
been a lot of regional differences raised.

2. Who makes the decision of who, if anyone, to send. I would suggest that
the ALT is the only practical answer given the timing.

CONSENSUS CALL 1: Should the ALAC be able to choose any qualified person,
regardless of region? YES or NO CONSENSUS CALL 2: Should the ALT be
empowered to select Alternates for this F2F meeting on behalf of the ALAC?

ALAC Members: If you are silent, you are deemed to have answered YES to both
questions, but it would be *FAR* better if we get actual answers from
everyone, and preferably we should have quorum.


ALAC mailing list
ALAC at atlarge-lists.icann.org

At-Large Online: http://www.atlarge.icann.org ALAC Working Wiki:

More information about the ALAC mailing list