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Summary/analysis of comments

  • To: <alac-bylaw-comments@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Summary/analysis of comments
  • From: "Kieren McCarthy" <kieren.mccarthy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 13:39:52 -0800

Posted by Kieren McCarthy, General manager of public participation, ICANN




Summary of public comments for ALAC bylaw change


December 2007





A proposed bylaw change related to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) -
the Advisory Committee of ICANN that represents individual Internet users -
was put forward for public comment. 


The change is designed to allow the membership of the At-Large community
worldwide to take a greater role in the approval of applications for
membership in the community (member groups are known as "At-Large
Structures" (ALSes)). The change is also designed to improve the
transparency of the ALS application review and approval process.


This public comment period was set up to allow the community to provide
feedback and comments on the proposed change. In total, two relevant
comments were received.


This analysis attempts to summarize the relevant comments from the online
forum. Where possible and practical, individual comments have been
attributed to individuals or organizations by attaching initials to the
comments.  A key to the initials used can be found at the end.



General comments


Both comments were in support of the proposed bylaw change. 


One commenter suggested that a compliance mechanism for ensuring ALSes met
their basic accreditation criteria subsequent to their applications being
approved was needed, with decertification or suspension for those ALSes that
did not continue to meet the criteria [AP]. The commenter felt it was not
appropriate for ALAC members to be responsible for this compliance and
suggested ICANN's existing compliance model be used [AP].





HR            Holly Raiche, Internet Society of Australia

AP            Adam Peake



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