Article 4.4(a) of the ICANN Bylaws calls for periodic reviews of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization by an entity independent of the organization under review. The first independent review of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) took place in 2011.
2017 Independent Review
In 2017, the NRO engaged ITEMS International to conduct the second independent review of the ASO. The report, published in August 2017, outlined a set of 18 Recommendations, the first 17 of which the NRO resolved to accept and implement. The NRO also resolved to accept the 18th recommendation, “The NRO should initiate a public consultation, involving the five RIR communities, to determine the future structure of the ASO”, and has launched a consultation on the issues identified in the ASO Review Report to facilitate this.
Details of the review and the subsequent consultation will be documented below.
Presentations, Webinars and Discussion Sessions