Organizational Reviews* assess the effectiveness of ICANN’s supporting organizations and advisory committees. Organizational Reviews are conducted by independent examiners to assess: (i) whether that organization, council or committee has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure; (ii) if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness; (iii) whether that organization, council or committee is accountable to its constituencies, stakeholder groups, organizations and other stakeholders.

The second Generic Names Supporting Organization Review (GNSO2) implementation was considered complete by the ICANN Board in January 2019The Board took action on 21 June 2021 to defer the Third Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization. See the Board resolution here

Further information available on GNSO Review page on ICANN.org

ReviewCommunityBoard ActionImplementation

GNSO2

ARCHIVED

Concluded in 2018 Final Report

(tick)Board Resolution 27 January 2019

(tick)See the GNSO2 Implementation page for more information

GNSO1

ARCHIVED

Concluded in 2012 Final Report

(tick)Board Resolution 23 June 2012

(tick)See the GNSO1 Implementation page for more information

*Anchored in Section 4.4 of the ICANN Bylaws.

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