GNSO Review 360 Assessment: Participate and Make Your Voice Heard!
The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) serves an important function – it is responsible for developing and recommending to the ICANN Board substantive policies relating to generic top-level domains.
The GNSO Review is part of ICANN's commitment to continuous improvement, accountability and transparency. It uses mechanisms and measures to maintain public confidence in the viability, reliability and accountability of ICANN.
ICANN's Bylaws1 require that its structures, including the GNSO, be reviewed on a five-year cycle. The purpose of the review is to evaluate organizational effectiveness of the GNSO, acknowledge areas that are working well, identify areas that need improvement and affect needed changes.
The quality, validity and acceptance of the GNSO Review and the resulting improvements depend on relevant and useful feedback from a diverse and representative group of people. This is the cornerstone of ICANN's bottom-up multistakeholder model.
The 360 Assessment, a new component within the organizational reviews, is designed to gather data for an independent examiner, Westlake Governance, to use in the review process and may also informGNSO self-improvement efforts.
The 360 Assessment is an easy-to-use online tool for the GNSO community, other ICANN structures and community members, the Board and staff to provide valuable feedback to the independent examiner. The 360 Assessment questions were developed based on criteria that will be used for the overall GNSO Review. The 360 Assessment was launched in June 2014 with a public announcement and all interested individuals are invited to participate.
To participate in this survey and make your voice heard, please click here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GNSOREVIEW360SURVEY. THIS SURVEY HAS CLOSED. It was available 4-August-2014 23:59 UTC to 10-September-2014 23:59 UTC.
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Composition of Responses Based on Participation in ICANN Question (#5)
152 completed responses as of the survey close!