Day One: Joint NCUC-At-Large Outreach: Policy at ICANN demystified

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Meeting was moderated by Olivier Crepin-Leblond (ALAC)  and Bruna Martins (NCUC). NCUC – Bruna Martins and /ALAC – John Laprise explained what each organization does.  The NexGen fellows attended the meeting Basic differences between NCUC and ALAC. NCUC focuses on generic names issues within the GNSO and do not have any commercial user members. ALAC comments in any ICANN issue and receive members from a wider spectrum. Q & A followed these introductions. Some of them: [Q] Which organizations should I join? [A] Read info from the web or talk to one of its representatives and see where you interest may be used/served better. [Q] How to get involved and  help At-Large in my country [A] First register as a member/ALs in your region. Have outreach events to explain what is going in ICANN to users at-large. Get involved with the CPWG to get involved with policy.

AFRALO representative to NCUC, Tijani Benjemaa presented students from Africa region selected to attend  ICANN65 meeting in Marrach. [Q] A candidate from AFRALO/At-Large member raised a concern about not getting response after registering to be membership of NCUC.

The EPDP process, Universal Acceptance and Subsequent Procedures were  explained in great detail to the audience. 

Akriti Bopanna spoke on ICANN & Human Rights during this session

Cybersecurity – Phishing: Cybersecurity is a complex topic of its own. There are various anti-phishing mechanisms being proposed or currently implemented by various technology firms. However, as innovations emerge, so also digital transformation by the key players in the industry goes in parallel with the innovations. What are ICANN and its contracted parties approach to cybersecurity, phishing in particular? 

[Q] Next-Gen – how does the effectiveness of policy process development get evaluated? Milton Mueller  answered that there are evaluation processes to evaluate the effectiveness of policies but said ICANN has no control over some of the policies. 


Eduardo Diaz
Walid Bakare

Reported by Eduardo Díaz and Wale Bakare