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

IANA Stewardship Transition Moves to Final Phase

11 March 2016, Marrakech, Morocco – An historic proposal for the global community to assume stewardship of the IANA functions, produced after nearly two years of work by the global Internet community, has been delivered to the U.S. Government for its consideration. The proposal would remove U.S. Government oversight over a set of fundamental Internet administrative functions, including management of… Read More

ASO Approval to CCWG Final Report

Communication to IANA-XFER mailing confirming the ASO Approval to CCWG Final Report ======= Dear Colleagues, In response to a recommendation from the ASO liaisons to the CCWG, the NRO EC, acting on behalf of the ASO, has approved the CCWG WS1 report published at https://community.icann.org/x/8w2AAw As the Chair of the NRO EC I sent the following message to one of… Read More

Updated 4th Draft SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

UPDATED FOURTH DRAFT SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT FOR THE IANA NUMBERING SERVICES (SLAv4) AND CALL TO ICANN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH SIGNING THE SLA 25 February 2016 Background On 15 January 2015, the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team submitted the Internet Number Community Proposal to the request for proposals issued by the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG). One of… Read More

Comparison Table of Proposed ICANN Governance Models

This document provides an analysis from Caplin & Drysdale of the key characteristics of the empowered designator model. It includes a comparison with Community Mechanism as Sole Member Model, Community Mechanism as Sole Designator Model & ICANN Board Proposal. Full document