Notice to the ASO Community on Rejection Action Petition Period for Board Approval of Standard Bylaws Amendments in Articles 8, 12, and 27 of the ICANN Bylaws

Dear RIR Community

As a Decisional Participant, the Address Supporting Organization received a notification from the ICANN Secretary requiring Decisional Participants to promptly inform their constituents of the delivery of below ICANN Board decisions on Standard amendment in articles 8, 12 and 27 of the ICANN Bylaws.

The amendments are related to the composition and terms of the ICANN NomCom (Article 8 with a transition article and article 27), the implementation of the NomCom Standing Committee (Article 8) and change in how the RSSAC is selected (Article 12)

Notice of Board Approval of ICANN Standard Bylaws Amendments

ICANN Board approved Standard Bylaws Amendments in Articles 8, 12 and 27 of the ICANN Bylaws. The resolution approving the Standard Bylaws Amendment is available at

As the Board did not act on all Nominating Committee Review-related Bylaws previously posted for Public Comment (at, the PDF documenting the specific Bylaws amendments considered and approved by the Board can be found here.

Under the ICANN Bylaws, the Empowered Community now has the opportunity to consider whether it will reject the Board’s approval.

This petition period will end on 6 October 2023 at 23:59 PDT

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


ASO Secretariat


Last modified on 22/09/2023