ALAC Statement on Stakeholder Group Openness

24 September, 2008

For the Board of Directors of ICANNIntroductory NoteBy the Staff of ICANN The statement below was originally drafted by A Greenberg and submitted to the ALAC on its public working list on 10 th September 2008. The statement was then discussed and without objection Alan moved for a vote on 13 th September 2008. S Bachollet seconded the motion. The vote opened on 17 th September 2008 and closed on 24 th September 2008. The motion was carried by 9-0-0. The results of the vote may be viewed online at [end of introduction] The ALAC notes with pleasure that at its meeting of August 28, 2008, the Board clarified and reaffirmed the requirement that Constituencies within the restructured GNSO meet and continue to meet principles of representativeness, openness, transparency and fairness. Given that within the restructured GNSO, a principal entity will be the Stakeholders Group, and that it is at this level that Council seats will be allocated amongst its Constituencies, it is critical that the mechanism for such allocation be completely transparent. Accordingly, the ALAC recommends that when the Bylaws are amended to include references to Stakeholder Groups, that they too are obliged to adhere to similar principles of representativeness, openness, transparency and fairness. The original version of this document is the English text available at Where a difference of interpretation exists or is perceived to exist between a non-English edition of this document and the original text, the original shall prevail.