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At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

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ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is responsible for considering and providing advice on the activities of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), as they relate to the interests of individual Internet users (the “At-Large” community). ICANN, as a private sector, non-profit corporation with technical management responsibilities for the Internet's domain name and address system, relies on the ALAC and the broader At-Large community to involve and represent in ICANN a broad set of individual Internet user interests.

Background

On 31 October 2002, the ICANN Board adopted New Bylaws that establish the ALAC and authorized its supporting At-Large organizations. (Article XI, Section 2(4) of the New Bylaws.) The New Bylaws, which are the result of ICANN's 2002 reform process, went into effect on 15 December 2002. They called for the ALAC to eventually consist of ten members selected by Regional At-Large Organizations, supplemented by five members selected by ICANN's Nominating Committee. To allow the ALAC to begin functioning immediately, the Transition Article of the Interim Bylaws provides for the Board to appoint ten members (two from each of ICANN's five regions) to an Interim ALAC.

On June 29, 2007, the last Interim ALAC member was replaced by elected representatives and the Interim ALAC therefore became the full ALAC.

Underpinning the ALAC is a network of self-organizing, self- supporting At-Large Structures throughout the world involving individual Internet users at the local or issue level. The At-Large Structures (either existing organizations or newly formed for this purpose) have self-organised into five Regional At-Large Organizations (one in each ICANN region – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, and North America). The Regional At-Large Organizations are managing outreach and public involvement and are the main forum and coordination point in each region for public input to ICANN.

Members of the ALAC

At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

ALAC Leadership Team (ALT)**

Region

Name

Country

Current Term (2 years)

Note

Position

Current Term (1 year)

AFRALO

Tijani Ben Jemaa

Tunisia

2014 AGM - 2016 AGM*

Re-elected by AFRALO in August 2014

Vice Chair

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

Seun Ojedeji

Nigeria

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Elected by AFRALO in May 2015

 

Wafa Dahmani Zaafouri

Tunisia

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Selected by NomCom in September 2015

APRALO

Kaili Kan

China

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Selected by NomCom in September 2015

Maureen Hilyard

Cook Islands

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Re-elected by APRALO in April 2015

Holly Raiche

Australia

2014 AGM - 2016 AGM

Re-elected by APRALO in June 2014

Member

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

EURALO

Sandra Hoferichter

Germany

2014 AGM - 2016 AGM

Re-elected by EURALO in June 2014

Member

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

Sébastien Bachollet

France

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Elected by EURALO in June 2015

 

Jimmy Schulz

Germany

2014 AGM - 2016 AGM

Selected by NomCom in August 2014

LACRALO

León Sánchez

Mexico

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Re-selected by NomCom in September 2015

Vice Chair

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

Vanda Scartezini

Brazil

2014 AGM - 2016 AGM

Elected by LACRALO in August 2014

 

Harold Arcos

Venezuela

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Elected by LACRALO in September 2015

NARALO

Garth Bruen

United States of America

2015 AGM - 2017 AGM

Elected by NARALO in April 2015

Alan Greenberg

Canada

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

Elected by NARALO in April 2015

Chair

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

Timothy Denton

Canada

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

Selected by NomCom in September 2015

 

*ALAC membership usually starts and ends at the end of ICANN Annual General Meeting (AGM)

**Only ALAC members are eligible to be selected for ALT positions.

Region

Name

Country

Stakeholder Group

Current Term (1 year)

APRALO

Julie Hammer

Australia

SSAC

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

APRALO

Maureen Hilyard

Cook Islands

ccNSO

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

EURALO

Olivier Crépin-Leblond

France

GNSO

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

NARALO

Murray McKercher

Canada

.mobi

2015 AGM - 2016 AGM

***ALAC Liaisons to other stakeholder groups do not necessarily need to be ALAC members.

Former Members of the ALAC

Responsibilities of the ALAC

In addition to serving the advisory role provided by the ICANN Bylaws, the ALAC assists in the formation and qualification of At- Large Structures and Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs). The At- Large Structures and RALOs must meet requirements such as openness, participatory opportunities, transparency, accountability, and diversity in their structure and procedures.

The ALAC also appoints non-voting liaisons to the Generic Names Supporting Organization, which will be responsible for developing and recommending to the ICANN Board policies relating to generic top- level domains, the ICANN Board, and several other organs of ICANN. It also selects five delegates to ICANN's Nominating Committee, which selects eight of the 15 voting members of the ICANN Board and also selects individuals to serve in other key positions.

Other activities undertaken by the ALAC and its supporting organizations include:

  • Proposing criteria and an accreditation process for self-forming At- Large Structures;
  • Approving applications for “At-Large Structure” designation;
  • Assisting with outreach strategies on At-Large and relevant ICANN issues in each geographic region;
  • Publicizing and analyzing ICANN's proposed policies and decisions and their (potential) regional impact and (potential) effect on individuals in the region;
  • Providing advice to various policy-making organizations within ICANN on issues, proposals, and activities that are relevant to individual Internet users and fall within ICANN's purview; and
  • Offering Internet-based mechanisms and processes that enable discussions among members of At-Large structures and with those involved in ICANN decision-making so interested individuals can share their views on pending ICANN issues.

Information on ALAC and At-Large

Please check this page for periodic updates. For additional information on the ALAC or At-Large activities, contact staff@atlarge.icann.org.

ALAC Discussions

The ALAC conducts most of its business on a public mailing list. You may view the archives from 2002-2005, from 2005 to 2008, and 2008 at the present; optionally you may now follow the mailing list through the forum on the At-Large community website.

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