Nomination Call for ASO Representative to 2021 ICANN Nominating Committee

ICANN’s Nominating Committee (NomCom) is responsible for the selection of eight ICANN Board Members, two directors of the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) and for other selections as are set forth in the Bylaws (see Article 8, Section 8.1). The NomCom is also charged with appointing some members of the ALAC, ccNSO Council and the GNSO Council. The NomCom complements the… Read More

Notice to the ASO Community on Rejection Action to ICANN Board Resolutions

Dear RIR Community, On 7 May 2020, the ICANN Board of Directors adopted resolutions regarding the following: FY21-25 Five Year ICANN Operating and Financial Plan FY21 ICANN Operating Plan FY21 ICANN Budget see https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2020-05-07-en#2.a The approved FY21-25 Five Year ICANN Operating and Financial Plan is available at https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/adopted-op-financial-plan-fy21-25-opplan-fy21-07may20-en.pdf, The FY21 ICANN Operating Plan is available beginning on page 177. The… Read More

ASO Issues Inspection Request to ICANN

On 27 December 2019, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), submitted the following correspondence to ICANN regarding the Internet Society’s proposed transfer of ownership of PIR, the .org registry, to Ethos Capital: From: Oscar Robles-Garay To: John Jeffrey CC: Maarten Botterman CC: Göran Marby CC: ecadmin [at] icann.org ICANN Secretary, The 5 Regional Internet… Read More

ASO Announces Support for Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18 of the ICANN Bylaws

In its capacity as a Decisional Participant in the Empowered Community, the NRO EC (acting as the ASO) has agreed to support the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18, Section 18.7(b) of the ICANN Bylaws relating to the composition of the IANA Naming Functions Review as posted by the ICANN Board according to its Resolution 2019.09.08.05. The ICANN Empowered Community Administration… Read More

Deadline Extended: ASO AC Call for Nominations for the ASO Representative on ICANN NomCom

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has extended the deadline for nominations for the ASO Representative on the ICANN NomCom. New Deadlines and Important Dates —————————— The ASO AC will be responsible for the selection of the delegate based on the following timeline: Nomination period ends: 9 August 2019 Evaluation of nominations by the ASO AC: 9 –… Read More

Comment Phase Open for 2018 ICANN Board Seat 9 Elections

In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the ICANN Bylaws, the ASO Address Council (AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat 9 of the ICANN Board. Following a call for candidates, the ASO AC is pleased to announce that the following four candidates are standing for election: – Johan Mikael “Julf”… Read More

Independent Review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Published

ITEMS International, a Paris-based consultancy firm specializing in strategic consulting in the areas of telecommunications and the Internet, has published its findings of the ASO review. 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… Read More

Call for Comments for the ASO Review Draft Final Report

A public call for comment is open now on the Draft Final Report of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) independent review by ITEMS International. As described in the original call for proposals, the objective of the review is to determine whether the ASO has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, and if so, whether any change in the… Read More

Independent Review of ASO Granted to ITEMS International

The Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC), in communication with the ICANN Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC), has granted the independent review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) to ITEMS International  after a detailed review of all the applications received. As described in the original call for proposals, the objective of the review is to determine whether the ASO has… Read More

Request for Proposals for Consulting Services: Independent Review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization

Independent review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Deadline for applications: 31 December 2016 Deadline announcement of the selected bid: 31 January 2017 Instructions to Bidders 1. Introduction 1. The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is the organization comprised of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) which act collectively on matters relating to the interests of the RIRs and the Internet… Read More