Notice to Empowered Community on ICANN Standard Bylaws Amendments

Dear RIR Community,

On 1 May 2022, the ICANN Board of Directors approved Standard Bylaws Amendments to Article 10 of the ICANN Bylaws. The resolution approving the Standard Bylaws Amendment is available at

The approved Standard Bylaws Amendments are identical to the proposed amendments posted for Public Comment at

Delivery of the Secretary’s Notice on 10 May triggered a 21-day period during which any member of the ASO community can submit a rejection petition on the matter. If you would like to submit a Rejection Action Petition to the ASO, please consult Section 2 of Annex D of the ICANN Bylaws for the requirements which must be met by a Rejection Action Petition (

This 21-day period commenced on 10 May 2022 and will end at 23:59 PDT on 31 May 2022, or 06:59 UTC on 1 June 2022.

Any Rejection Action Petition should be sent to the ASO Secretariat ( secretariat [at] ) before the deadline.

Best regards,

ASO Secretariat

Last modified on 12/05/2022