ICANN Affirmation of Commitments' Responsibilities Inventory

ICANN Affirmation of Commitments Responsibilities Inventory

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Ideas under staff discussion to better meet AoC objectives
1. 3

This document affirms key commitments by DOC and ICANN, including commitments to:

2. 3(a)

ensure that decisions made related to the global technical coordination of the DNS are made in the public interest and are accountable and transparent;

  • Evaluating public participation processes (PPC).
  • Amended of Article III, section 5 of the ICANN Bylaws to...more
  • Instituting changes to public participation process,...more
  • Creating new policy development process (GNSO).
  • Exploring changes in Board processes (BGC).
  • Expanded public access to Board meeting information:...more
  • *Publicly post, and track action on, all ICANN Board...more
  • Evaluating/implementing transparency & accountability measur...more
  • Updating ICANN community “statement of interest” and “code o...more
  • Updating ICANN Staff “code of conduct”. (Staff)
  • Public comment analysis model implemented for new gTLDs
  • SSAC, RSSAC & IETF liaisons on Board
  • Development of Working Group Guidelines (GNSO) now final
  • Supporting joint ALAC/GNSO efforts to produce amendments to ...more
  • Explore providing training for community volunteers on ...more
  • Consider how to provide even more detailed, complete ...more
  • (Board) Consider providing statements with each vote on ...more
  • (Community) Provide SO ...more
  • Consider posting detailed explanation of roles ...more
  • Explore instituting a monitoring system for root operations.
  • Create metrics to track impact of Board ...more
3. 3(b)

preserve the security, stability and resiliency of the DNS;

  • Issued FY10-11 Security, Stability, Resiliency Plan (Staff)
  • Implementing FY10-11 Security, Stability, Resiliency Plan (S...more
  • Issued Conflicker Summary and Review, including lessons lear...more
  • Developed “Expedited Registry Security Request procedure for...more
  • Developed and implemented overall program for continuity and...more
  • Implemented and tested IANA Business Continuity Plan, includ...more
  • Held 2 Global Annual Symposiums on DNS Security, Stability a...more
  • Carrying out de-accreditation of Registries and bulk transfe...more
  • Implementing JAS evaluation, “IANA Process for Implementing ...more
  • High Security Zone Verification Program under consideration
  • Working with/training ccTLD operators. (ccNSO, Staff)
  • Deploying & assisting with implementation of DNSSEC (SSAC, S...more
  • Evaluating registration abuse to address areas of malicious...more
  • Ongoing development of reports relating to the security, sta...more
  • Ongoing WHOIS study effort - studies have been approved by...more
  • Compilation of WHOIS service requirements project (Staff...more
  • Supporting joint ALAC/GNSO efforts to produce amendments to...more
  • SSAC-GNSO Internationalized Registration Data Working group ...more
  • Implementing, assessing, improving Registry Services...more
  • Ratified the Proposed Global Policy for Autonomous System Nu...more
  • Work with/train global operators of name service at root ...more
  • Develop plan for training ...more
  • Take steps to promote implementation of recommendations set ...more
  • Study impact of potential changes to the DNS as a result of ...more
  • Staff could advocate for more changes to the RAA that ...more
4. 3(c)

promote competition, consumer trust, and consumer choice in the DNS marketplace; and

  • Launch of IDN Fast Track process with IDN technical...more
  • PDP on IDN ccTLDs (ccNSO)
  • Work on DAG/proposed implementation of New gTLD Program...more
  • Several economic studies concluded
  • IRT and STI groups created to address concerns of trademark...more
  • New RAA, and RAA Revisions...more
  • Published “Non-Lawyers Guide to the 2009 RAA”
  • PDP on Vertical Integration
  • PDP on Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (GNSO).
  • PDPs on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (GNSO).
  • Ongoing WHOIS study effort (GNSO)
  • Pending application to create GNSO International Consumer...more
  • Issued Study on the Prevalence of Domain Names Registered...more
  • Modified implementation rules for UDRP
  • Enforcing RAA requirements and terminating Registrar...more
  • Implement consumer outreach strategy to increase number of ...more
  • Staff to solicit expert advice in determining how changes ...more
5. 3(d)

Facilitate international participation in DNS technical coordination.

  • International participation is facilitated via all ICANN...more
  • Launched Webinar series and regular podcasts to make ICANN...more
  • SSAC-GNSO Internationalized Registration Data Working group...more
  • Expansion of remote participation at ICANN meetings. In...more
  • Significant investment in translation/transcription/...more
  • IANA outreach and engagement of international community.
  • Annual gTLD Registrar meetings in Asia & N.America.
  • DNS security training in international regions
  • Exploration of DNS Cert comments in international meetings...more
  • Conducting policy development outreach webinars focused on...more
  • Supporting international fellowships and providing...more
  • International recruiting and appointments to ICANN...more
  • Continue to increase international participation in, and...more
  • Ongoing participation in IGF public consultations, the...more
  • Indicators could be developed to determine distribution of ...more
  • Establish agreements with countries that do not recognize ...more
  • Develop outreach public participation plan to encourage ...more
  • Improve links with IGOs and INGOs, and the UN, in areas ...more
  • Implement a corporate-wide translation policy that meets ...more
  • Newcomers Track during ICANN meetings is also addressing ...more
  • Staff now provides regular outreach webinars to community ...more
6. 4

DOC affirms its commitment to a multi-stakeholder, private sector led, bottom-up policy development model for DNS technical coordination that acts for the benefit of global Internet users. A private coordinating process, the outcomes of which reflect the public interest, is best able to flexibly meet the changing needs of the Internet and of Internet users. ICANN and DOC recognize that there is a group of participants that engage in ICANN's processes to a greater extent than Internet users generally.

7. 4...

To ensure that its decisions are in the public interest, and not just the interests of a particular set of stakeholders, ICANN commits to perform and publish analyses of the positive and negative effects of its decisions on the public,

  • Exploring proposals for metrics and analytics.
  • Publicly posting Board resolutions and tracking their...more
  • CEO, staff using social media and traditional media to...more
  • Reports on Whois accuracy, proxy services, escrow progress...more
  • AGP consensus policy implementation reports.
  • Currently, all PDPs include several invitations for public...more
  • Through its GNSO improvements work, the GNSO is evaluating...more
  • The At-Large Improvements includes the recommendation that...more
  • Establish a set of principles as to what constitutes the ...more
  • Post registrar ...more
  • Enhance public comment periods and translations on all PDPs ...more
  • Expand use of plain language writing, further improve web ...more
  • Consider how to further capture and factor in views of non- ...more
  • Report on effectiveness of GNSO Improvements and ...more
  • Develop methods of determining consensus levels within the ...more
8. 4...

including any financial impact on the public,

  • Budget developed through public consultation, formally...more
  • Dashboard/website provides public with range of financial
  • Form 990 (IRS information return) posted online which...more
  • Travel costs for Board members posted each year per bylaws.
  • Travel costs for community members posted after each...more
  • Financial policies (e.g., procurements, cost accounting,...more
  • Significantly more details are publicly provided on ICANN’s...more
  • Community feedback on the budget and communications on how...more
  • The current GNSO Improvements work team charged with to...more
  • SGs/constituencies today are asked to provide descriptions...more
  • The At-Large Improvements plan includes developing accurate...more
  • Include initial financial impact analysis in policy work of ...more
  • Provide statement of impact before and after Board ...more
  • Net benefits of organization reviews.
9. 4...

and the positive or negative impact (if any) on the systemic security, stability and resiliency of the DNS.

  • SSAC produces and publishes work products of impact on SSR...more
  • “Staff Implementation Notes” are provided for policies...more
  • The new PDP and Working Group model being developed as part...more
  • Root signed; developed/implemented the key signing...more
  • DNSSEC implementation underway; workshops are being...more
  • ICANN response plans and DNS Collaboration in place (eg....more
  • gTLD Registry Continuity Plan in place.
  • Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel –...more
  • Coordination with SSAC, RSSAC.
  • L-Root Operations
  • IANA new gTLD planning underway.
  • IANA Contingency Plan in place.
  • ICANN BCP & traveler security plan in place.
  • Exploration of DNS Cert proposal ongoing.
  • Include initial analyses of SSR in policy work of AC’s and ...more
  • Provide statement on impact before and after Board ...more
  • Develop benchmarks (ICANN Security Team and community) on ...more
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities, e.g. root server ...more
  • Publish service level agreements and operating principles ...more
  • Enhance coordination among SO’s and AC’s to respond to SSAC ...more
10. 5

DOC recognizes the importance of global Internet users being able to use the Internet in their local languages and character sets,

11. 5...

and endorses the rapid introduction of internationalized country code top level domain names (ccTLDs), provided related security, stability and resiliency issues are first addressed.

  • IDN ccTLD fast-track in implementation.
  • IDN new gTLDs implementation proposals under development.
  • Special language-specific working groups have been...more
  • SOs...more
  • At-Large has an active...more
  • Establish a reporting system that allows us to measure IDN- ...more
  • Ask all ccTLDs to agree to SSR terms (i.e., no wildcards).
12. 7

ICANN commits to adhere to transparent and accountable budgeting processes,

  • Strategic planning is linked to spending and both are...more
  • Budget process is increasingly detailed; more/better...more
  • Published explicit description of how ICANN’s cost...more
  • Dashboard publicly posted (see details above).
  • Expanded public, online reporting of Executive compensation
  • Expand planning process to obtain more formal input from ...more
  • Publish better operational benchmarks.
  • Develop indicators to demonstrate budget expenditure that ...more
13. 7...

fact-based policy development,

  • Currently Staff makes best efforts to include information...more
  • Revamping GNSO Policy Development Process to ensure...more
  • GNSO is conducting WHOIS studies to provide data to inform...more
  • Proposal for new PDP focus on the need for issue scoping, ...more
  • Considering more budget and focus on research efforts.
  • Considering more budget and focus on research efforts.
14. 7...

cross-community deliberations,

  • Reviewing Policy Development Processes to ensure timely and...more
  • ICANN operations (ie. IANA, Compliance, etc.) emphasize...more
  • Structural Improvements (SOs and ACs) include...more
  • SOs, ACs liaison structure is expanding.
  • SO and AC Chairs group is expanding cross-community efforts.
  • Numerous working groups involving multiple SOs and ACs are...more
  • SOs and ACs conduct joint meetings at ICANN events.
  • CEO holds cross-community lunches at ICANN international...more
  • CEO holds meet-ups with international community
  • Ensure appropriate factual reports and analyses are ...more
  • SO’s and AC’s now regularly hold joint meeting during ICANN ...more
15. 7...

and responsive consultation procedures that provide detailed explanations of the basis for decisions,

  • More detailed Board minutes are now posted within 48 hours...more
  • Board briefing materials are publicly posted
  • Immediate release of information on ICM Independent Review...more
  • GNSO, ccNSO policy development procedures under review/...more
  • GNSO, ccNSO, ALAC communications are recorded, transcribed...more
  • The ALAC uses a...more
  • All Board, SO and AC statements and decisions are publicly...more
  • Staff actions are documented and publicly posted.
  • New gTLD comment summaries are professionally prepared and...more
  • Consider publicly posting recordings of Board meetings.
  • Provide Board members with template explanation to complete ...more
  • Improvements to the web site to provide better access to ...more
  • Better benchmarks and tools to assess public participation ...more
  • Benchmarks could be used to track cross-community ...more
16. 7...

including how comments have influenced the development of policy consideration,

  • Summaries of public comment periods in some cases provide...more
  • SO and AC discussions and decisions are publicly posted.
  • Comments are posted and summarized
  • Consider development of template or matrix on how comments ...more
  • Ensure comments are summarized in a timely fashion and note ...more
  • Consider Board statements to accompany each vote.
17. 7...

and to publish each year an annual report that sets out ICANN's progress against ICANN's bylaws, responsibilities, and strategic and operating plans.

  • The annual report has been successfully published every...more
  • Add further metrics
  • Align Annual Report time cycle with fiscal year, to provide ...more
18. 7...

In addition, ICANN commits to provide a thorough and reasoned explanation of decisions taken, the rationale thereof

  • Background currently is provided publicly on all decisions...more
  • See above, particularly related to basis of Board decisions.
19. 7...

and the sources of data and information on which ICANN relied.

  • Background currently is provided publicly on all decisions.
  • Extensive disclosure of security risks for Kenya ICANN...more
  • GNSO PDP under revision.
  • ccNSO PDP under review.
  • Detailed information provided publicly on IANA functions.
  • Develop indicators of success in each area that are ...more
  • Develop more metrics to track against bylaws, ...more
20. 8

ICANN affirms its commitments to:

21. 8(a)

maintain the capacity and ability to coordinate the Internet DNS at the overall level

  • ICANN in full compliance with with DNS coordination....more
  • As part of the IANA functions contract, IANA seeks to...more
  • Performing to specific SLAs for IETF work.
  • IANA Business Excellence and process assessment projects...more
  • ICANN (including IANA) scaling study drafted, anticipating...more
  • Investment and active testing of business continuity/...more
  • Consider SLAs for IANA name and number functions.
22. 8(a)...

and to work for the maintenance of a single, interoperable Internet;

23. 8(b)

remain a not for profit corporation,

24. 8(b)...

headquartered in the United States of America

25. 8(b)..

with offices around the world to meet the needs of a global community; and

  • Offices currently exist in Los Angeles, Palo Alto,...more
  • Building on international staff.
  • Holding numerous international, regional meetings each year.
  • Staff located internationally, including Regional Liaisons...more
  • Reconsider regionalization of ICANN capabilities/ functions.
  • Expand regional coverage to Asia.
26. 8(c)

to operate as a multi-stakeholder, private sector led organization with input from the public, for whose benefit ICANN shall in all events act.

  • Board, NomCom, GNSO are multi-stakeholder, elected bodies.
  • GNSO Improvement efforts to facilitate new constituencies...more
  • Continuing to sign formal agreements with ccTLD registry...more
  • Continuing to increase GAC membership and access to all...more
  • Continuing to sign MOUs with international entities.
  • Public participation is actively encouraged at each step of...more
  • Policy development working groups are open to all and broad...more
  • At-Large Improvements are under implementation.
  • “How to Participate” brochures and outreach sessions...more
  • ICANN’s website is being revamped to better serve public....more
  • GAC membership continues to expand, with 13 new full...more
27. 9

Recognizing that ICANN will evolve and adapt to fulfill its limited, but important technical mission of coordinating the DNS, ICANN further commits to take the following specific actions together with ongoing commitment reviews specified below:

  • Advancing discussion of DNS CERT.
  • Developing the capability to sign the address root (RPKI).
28. 9.1

Ensuring accountability, transparency and the interests of global Internet users: ICANN commits to maintain and improve robust mechanisms for public input, accountability, and transparency so as to ensure that the outcomes of its decision-making will reflect the public interest and be accountable to all stakeholders by:

  • Supporting AoC Review Teams
  • Supporting AC/SO reviews and improvement initiatives
  • Conducting bottom-up policy, planning, and budget efforts,...more
29. 9.1(a)

continually assessing and improving ICANN Board of Directors (Board) governance which shall include an ongoing evaluation of Board performance,

  • Ongoing BGC work, with second Board performance assessment...more
  • Add metrics and tracking
30. 9.1(a)...

the Board selection process,

  • NomCom and Board review implementation ongoing
  • Add metrics
31. 9.1(a)...

the extent to which Board composition meets ICANN's present and future needs,

  • All multistakeholder groups are involved in some fashion in...more
  • Collect metrics on diversity of Board representation ...more
32. 9.1(a)...

and the consideration of an appeal mechanism for Board decisions;

  • Board consideration of new review mechanism ongoing
  • Existing mechanisms include IRP, Ombudsman, Reconsideration...more
33. 9.1(b)

assessing the role and effectiveness of the GAC and its interaction with the Board

  • GAC/Board review WG ongoing
  • Track/post information on communications between the GAC ...more
34. 9.1(b)...

and making recommendations for improvement to ensure effective consideration by ICANN of GAC input on the public policy aspects of the technical coordination of the DNS;

  • GAC review WG ongoing
  • GAC Liaison on Board and SOs & ACs
  • GAC meetings with Board and SOs & ACs
  • Travel support for GAC members and outreach efforts to...more
  • Intercessional GAC briefings on new gTLDs, SSR initiatives...more
  • Further encourage GAC cross-SO/AC collaboration, and ...more
  • Improve GAC support/ability to meet intercessionally
  • Add metrics and publicize
  • Clarify role of GAC, individual governments, ICANN and ...more
35. 9.1(c)

continually assessing and improving the processes by which ICANN receives public input (including adequate explanation of decisions taken and the rationale thereof);

  • PPC ongoing efforts
  • SOs and ACs updating public input mechanisms.
  • Ongoing improvements to public comment and outreach efforts...more
  • CEO holds community lunches and meetings.
  • Staff uses social media.
  • Publicize changes in processes as a result of the ...more
  • Provide template of explanation for all Board, SO, AC ...more
  • Consider use of more tools such as surveys to facilitate ...more
36. 9.1(d)

continually assessing the extent to which ICANN's decisions are embraced, supported and accepted by the public and the Internet community; and

  • Public comment processes and open meetings provide...more
  • Improvements to public comment processes and meetings...more
  • Develop metrics
37. 9.1(e)

assessing the policy development process to facilitate enhanced cross community deliberations, and effective and timely policy development.

  • See above
  • Regular review of structural improvements, including...more
  • Request public comments on adopted policies 1 year after ...more
38. 9.1...

ICANN will organize a review of its execution of the above commitments no less frequently than every three years, with the first such review concluding no later than December 31, 2010.

  • Community review program underway.
  • Structural review and change implementation processes...more
39. 9.1...

The review will be performed by volunteer community members and the review team will be constituted and published for public comment, and will include the following (or their designated nominees): the Chair of the GAC, the Chair of the Board of ICANN, the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information of the DOC, representatives of the relevant ICANN Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations and independent experts.

  • Community review program underway.
  • First Review Team successfully constituted with volunteers.
  • Volunteers solicited for 2nd...more
40. 9.1...

Composition of the review team will be agreed jointly by the Chair of the GAC (in consultation with GAC members) and the Chair of the Board of ICANN.

  • Community review program underway.
41. 9.1...

Resulting recommendations of the reviews will be provided to the Board and posted for public comment.

  • Community review program underway.
42. 9.1...

The Board will take action within six months of receipt of the recommendations.

43. 9.1...

Each of the foregoing reviews shall consider the extent to which the assessments and actions undertaken by ICANN have been successful in ensuring that ICANN is acting transparently, is accountable for its decision-making, and acts in the public interest.

44. 9.1...

Integral to the foregoing reviews will be assessments of the extent to which the Board and staff have implemented the recommendations arising out of the other commitment reviews enumerated below.

45. 9.2

Preserving security, stability and resiliency: ICANN has developed a plan to enhance the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security, and global interoperability of the DNS, which will be regularly updated by ICANN to reflect emerging threats to the DNS. ICANN will organize a review of its execution of the above commitments no less frequently than every three years. The first such review shall commence one year from the effective date of this Affirmation. Particular attention will be paid to:

  • See above.
  • SSR plan has been updated, incorporated in Strat Plan and...more
  • DNS CERT proposal under community discussion.
  • Requesting DNS data from GAC
46. 9.2(a)

security, stability and resiliency matters, both physical and network, relating to the secure and stable coordination of the Internet DNS;

  • SSR plan has been updated, incorporated in Strat Plan and...more
  • Ongoing SSAC and RSSAC work; coordination with SSAC and...more
  • DNSSEC-signing of the root and ICANN-managed zones...more
  • ICANN response plans and DNS Collaboration in place (ie....more
  • gTLD Registry Continuity Plan in place
  • gTLD registrar data escrow implemented
  • Diversity in ICANN systems and l-root
  • Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel – ongoing...more
  • L-Root Ops ongoing
  • DNS CERT discussions ongoing
  • ICANN BCP & traveler security plan in place
  • Updating contracts such as the RAA to facilitate response...more
  • Facilitated DNS capacity building sessions with partners...more
  • Develop metrics
47. 9.2(b)

ensuring appropriate contingency planning; and

  • IANA failover plans are in place
  • Enterprise risk management and remediation plans are in...more
  • New gTLD progress...more
48. 9.2(c)

maintaining clear processes.

  • See above
49. 9.2...

Each of the reviews conducted under this section will assess the extent to which ICANN has successfully implemented the security plan,

  • See above
50. 9.2...

the effectiveness of the plan to deal with actual and potential challenges and threats,

  • See above
51. 9.2...

and the extent to which the security plan is sufficiently robust to meet future challenges and threats to the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet DNS, consistent with ICANN's limited technical mission.

  • See above
52. 9.2...

The review will be performed by volunteer community members and the review team will be constituted and published for public comment, and will include the following (or their designated nominees): the Chair of the GAC, the CEO of ICANN, representatives of the relevant Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations, and independent experts. Composition of the review team will be agreed jointly by the Chair of the GAC (in consultation with GAC members) and the CEO of ICANN.

  • See above
53. 9.2...

Resulting recommendations of the reviews will be provided to the Board and posted for public comment.

  • See above
54. 9.2...

The Board will take action within six months of receipt of the recommendations.

55. 9.3

Promoting competition, consumer trust, and consumer choice: ICANN will ensure that as it contemplates expanding the top-level domain space, the various issues that are involved (including competition, consumer protection, security, stability and resiliency, malicious abuse issues, sovereignty concerns, and rights protection) will be adequately addressed prior to implementation.

  • Finalization of new gTLDs implementation ongoing, including...more
  • Additional economic studies underway to meet AoC...more
  • IDN ccTLD fast track implementation underway
  • Mitigating Malicious Conduct in New gTLD - Zone File Access...more
  • Vertical Integration WG complete (GNSO)
  • STI recommendations completed (GNSO)
  • GNSO MAPO working group report completed
  • Several GNSO PDPs, working groups and projects are dealing...more
56. 9.3...

If and when new gTLDs (whether in ASCII or other language character sets) have been in operation for one year, ICANN will organize a review that will examine the extent to which the introduction or expansion of gTLDs has promoted competition, consumer trust and consumer choice,

  • GNSO, ALAC and possibly the ccNSO and GAC are in the ...more
57. 9.3(a)

as well as effectiveness of the application and evaluation process, and

58. 9.3(b)

safeguards put in place to mitigate issues involved in the introduction or expansion.

  • Review to be conducted after first round of New gTLD...more
59. 9.3...

ICANN will organize a further review of its execution of the above commitments two years after the first review, and then no less frequently than every four years.

60. 9.3...

The reviews will be performed by volunteer community members and the review team will be constituted and published for public comment, and will include the following (or their designated nominees): the Chair of the GAC, the CEO of ICANN, representatives of the relevant Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations, and independent experts. Composition of the review team will be agreed jointly by the Chair of the GAC (in consultation with GAC members) and the CEO of ICANN.

  • Community review program underway.
61. 9.3...

Resulting recommendations of the reviews will be provided to the Board and posted for public comment.

62. 9.3...

The Board will take action within six months of receipt of the recommendations.

63. 9.3.1

ICANN additionally commits to enforcing its existing policy relating to WHOIS, subject to applicable laws.

  • Compliance efforts ongoing.
  • Current studies being conducted by the Compliance team and...more
  • The GNSO’s RAA Amendments Work Team is evaluating...more
64. 9.3.1...

Such existing policy requires that ICANN implement measures to maintain timely, unrestricted and public access to accurate and complete WHOIS information, including registrant, technical, billing, and administrative contact information.

  • Compliance efforts ongoing.
  • WHOIS Compilation of Service Requirements Study completed (...more
  • The GNSO’s RAA Amendments Work Team is evaluating...more
  • Other WHOIS Studies under consideration will identify areas...more
  • ICANN could take a strong advocacy role in negotiations – ...more
  • ICANN could propose a new approach to WHOIS accuracy (shift ...more
  • ICANN could promote certain technical changes to WHOIS, ...more
65. 9.3.1...

One year from the effective date of this document and then no less frequently than every three years thereafter, ICANN will organize a review of WHOIS policy and its implementation to assess the extent to which WHOIS policy is effective and its implementation meets the legitimate needs of law enforcement and promotes consumer trust.

  • Community review program underway.
  • GNSO WHOIS Studies approved by the GNSO Council to be...more
  • WHOIS accuracy study published – most detailed study of its...more
  • Proxy-privacy study published.
  • WDPRS systems underwent two significant improvement...more
  • Board approved funding for WHOIS studies in FY 2011 and FY ...more
66. 9.3.1...

The review will be performed by volunteer community members and the review team will be constituted and published for public comment, and will include the following (or their designated nominees): the Chair of the GAC, the CEO of ICANN, representatives of the relevant Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations, as well as experts, and representatives of the global law enforcement community, and global privacy experts.

  • Community review program underway.
  • Recruiting efforts for subsequent reviews completed and...more
67. 9.3.1...

Composition of the review team will be agreed jointly by the Chair of the GAC (in consultation with GAC members) and the CEO of ICANN.

  • Community review program underway.
68. 9.3.1...

Resulting recommendations of the reviews will be provided to the Board and posted for public comment.

  • Community review program underway.
69. 9.3.1...

The Board will take action within six months of receipt of the recommendations.

70. 10

To facilitate transparency and openness in ICANN's deliberations and operations, the terms and output of each of the reviews will be published for public comment.

  • Community review program underway.
71. 10.1

Each review team will consider such public comment and amend the review as it deems appropriate before it issues its final report to the Board.

  • Community review program underway.