The Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC), in communication with the ICANN Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC), commissioned the independent review of the ASO to determine whether:
– The ASO has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, and if so, whether any change in the structure or operations of the ASO is desirable to improve its effectiveness in the ICANN structure.
– The ASO is accountable to the Internet number community when carrying out its responsibilities.
The review was conducted over a period of six months, between February and July 2017.
The report has been submitted to the ICANN OEC for a public comment period of 30 days ending on September 6th 2017. Each RIR will also conduct regional consultations to consider the report’s recommendations.