The SSAC2 Review is following a new two-phased approach to Organizational Reviews in which the independent examiner first completes its assessment, with consultation from the RWP and the community, and then makes recommendations to address the findings noted during the assessment. The publication of the assessment report by the independent examiner, Analysis Group, marks the first documented deliverable in the Review. The assessment report was published on 21 June 2018. Link to the announcement.

Upon publication of the assessment report, a public consultation was opened to invite input and feedback on the report. The public consultation was open until 27 July 2018, and included a public webinar on 12 July 2018. Comments on the report were encouraged, via sending to until 23:59 UTC on 27 July 2018.

Analysis Group presented the assessment report and hosted a community discussion at ICANN62 in Panama City on Wednesday, 27 June at 14:15 – 15:15 UTC (9:15 – 10:15 EST). Details can be found here.


In addition to the session at ICANN62, Analysis Group hosted a webinar on Thursday, 12 July at 20:00 UTC, during which participants had the opportunity to provide initial feedback and ask questions.

About the Assessment Report

The goal of the assessment report is to achieve maximum agreement between the wider ICANN community and the independent examiner as to which areas of the SSAC work well and which may benefit from improvements. No recommendations are included in the assessment report. Recommendations will be included in the draft final report, expected to be published for public comment in mid-October, 2018.

Read the assessment report executive summary in English [PDF, 85 KB], Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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