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Name: At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) Policy staff in support of the At-Large Community
Date:13 Feb 2023
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Summary of Attachment

The At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) has submitted its comments via the enclosed attachment.

The official ALAC statement has been discussed by the Operations, Budget, and Finance Working Group (OFB-WG) and was ratified by the ALAC ahead of submission.

Kind Regards,

ICANN Policy Staff in support of the At-Large Community

Summary of Submission

The At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the Draft FY24–28 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY24 Operating Plan & Budget.

We would like to thank ICANN org for the reduction of pages in the Operational Plan & Budget, without losing the explanations of the budget, operational plans, and initiatives. As it has been in the last years, it is presented in a very readable format, with bookmarks embedded in the document. We also appreciate the inclusion of the budget ‘highlights’ that provide a good summary of the two documents, in particular, for those without the time to read both documents.

The At-Large community submits substantive comments on the following areas:


- Draft FY 24-28 Financial Plan

- Draft FY 24 Budget


- Support the evolution and strengthening of the root server system and root zone management

- Facilitate the Domain Name System (DNS) Ecosystem improvements

- Evolve and Strengthen the Multistakeholder Model to Facilitate Diverse and Inclusive Participation in Policymaking

- Evolve and Strengthen the ICANN Community’s Decision-making Processes to Ensure Efficient and Effective Policy Making

- Promote and Evolve the DNS Through Open and Transparent Processes That Enable Competition and Open Entry in Internet-Related Markets While Ensuring the Stability, Security, and Resiliency of the DNS

- Evolve and improve internal and external ethics policies

- Global Stakeholder Engagement

- Geopolitical Monitoring, Engagement and Mitigation


- Policy Development and Support

- Community Engagement and Services