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

Eduardo Diaz eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 18:38:51 UTC 2014

Yes to both.


On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>

> 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? YES or NO
> 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.
> Alan
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