NRO Statement on IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability

The NRO takes this opportunity to comment on the current discussions of ICANN accountability, prior to the series of meetings coming up in Dublin, Ireland, during October 2015. The NRO has worked to ensure that to the extent possible, relationships between ICANN, RIRs and the global numbering communities are established in formal relationships that provide necessary definition and separation of… Read More

ASO AC Call for Nominations on Seat 10 on the ICANN Board

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) calls for nominations for Seat Number 10 on the ICANN Board of Directors. Nominations will close at 23:59 UTC on Sunday, 13 December 2015. The time frame for the selection process is as follows: – Nomination Phase – 30 September 2015 to… Read More

Call for Comments on CCWG-Accountability’s 2nd Draft Proposal

The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) has published its 2nd Draft Proposal with proposed improvements to ICANN’s accountability framework. In a previous public comment period in May 2015, CCWG-Accountability sought feedback on the direction of its proposal and preferences among the alternatives that were proposed. The CCWG-Accountability has incorporated this input and is now seeking agreement… Read More

Proposed Charter for Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) Submitted for Consideration

The Team that was formed by the ICANN community to develop a charter for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) has now published a draft charter for community consideration. The Draft Charter includes, among other things: a problem statement, goals and objectives, scope, and proposed areas for work. Under the Draft Charter, the CCWG is expected to organise… Read More

ASO AC Appoints Hans Petter Holen to the ICANN 2015 NomCom

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that it has re-appointed Hans Petter Holen as their delegate for the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). The ASO AC unanimously supported Hans Petter nomination during its monthly teleconference on August 6th 2014. The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of… Read More

Coordination Group to Develop Process for NTIA Stewardship Transition

ICANN recently released information describing the next steps for the transition of NTIA’s stewardship of the IANA functions. According to this new information, there is call for the creation of a Coordination Group representing the main ICANN community stakeholders, including the ASO and NRO groups. This Coordination Group will define the final community-driven consultation process on the IANA functions transition. For more information, please consult ICANN’s… Read More

I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as “I* leaders”) met on 25 April in São Paulo, Brazil following the NETmundial meeting. During the 1-day I* leaders meeting, the group considered a range of issues where dialogue among Internet technical organisations is useful. In particular, the group highlighted that the NETmundial meeting has energised the multistakeholder discussions… Read More