The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking volunteer 
participants for the Implementation Review Team (IRT) to assist in the implementation of the 
policy recommendations in the GNSO Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues (PPSAI)
Policy Development Process (PDP) Final Report.  These policy recommendations relate to 
requirements and procedures for Privacy Services and Proxy Services.

On 9 August 2016, ICANN Board passed a resolution adopting all the final recommendations of 
the Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues PDP Working Group, as passed by a 
unanimous vote of the GNSO Council on 21 January 2016 ("Privacy/Proxy Policy 

ICANN org began implementation of these recommendations in 2016, supported by a volunteer 
Implementation Review Team. This implementation work was put on hold in 2019 due to 
overlapping issues with ongoing work in the GNSO’s Expedited Policy Development Process 
(EPDP) on the Temporary Specification, in light of the work to address the European Union 
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

With the publication of the Registration Data Policy, which implements the EPDP Phase 1 
recommendations, ICANN org is now seeking to convene an IRT to support continuing 
implementation of the Privacy/Proxy Policy Recommendations.

Per the Consensus Policy Implementation Framework (CPIF) and the IRT Principles and 
, the IRT will:

  • Serve as a resource to ICANN org on policy and technical questions that arise with 
    regard to the Board-approved recommendations of the Final Report.
  • Review the implementation documentation as drafted by ICANN org for consistency with
    the recommendations from the PPSAI Final Report.
  • Advise on technical and operational details related to the implementation of the PPSAI 

Who Should Join
The PPSAI IRT is open to any interested party, particularly those who were involved either in 
the PPSAI PDP Working Group, or in the previous PPSAI IRT work, and who have a deep 
understanding of the Final Report’s policy recommendations and accompanying rationales. 
Previous existing IRT members interested in continuing to be part of the IRT should reconfirm 
their interest to participate.

Open + Representative Model
The goal of this model is to provide a structure that allows for efficient resolution of issues that 
may arise. Therefore, in addition to this call for volunteers for IRT participants, ICANN org has 
reached out to ICANN’s stakeholder groups and representatives, and GNSO stakeholder 
groups and constituencies, to nominate up to one IRT representative and up to one alternate 

Under the Open + Representative Model, the IRT consists of volunteer participants and 
representatives appointed by each interested ICANN Supporting Organization, Advisory 
Committee, stakeholder group and constituency.  Participants and representatives will be equal 
members of the IRT, with the same ability to take the floor and post to the mailing list, and the 
same ability to raise concerns on the implementation work, as detailed in the IRT Principles and 
Guidelines.  Both will be expected to understand the role and remit of the IRT for the 
implementation project as described in the IRT Statement of Participation, to which all IRT 
members must commit.

Participants in the IRT are volunteers who engage in discussions on the mailing list, review 
and provide feedback on draft implementation documents, and attend IRT meetings.
Representatives in the IRT consist of GNSO SG and Constituency appointees  and alternates, 
as well as appointed members and alternates from the other Supporting Organizations and the 
Advisory Committees (for those interested to participate).

Observers to the IRT have read-only access to the mailing list and are not invited to attend 
meetings. This may be a viable option for those that sign up with high interest but do not have 
time for full engagement and support. An observer may change their status to participant by 
informing the ICANN org Implementation Project Manager.,

When determining the level of consensus in the circumstance described in Section V(E) of the 
IRT Principles and Guidelines, the GNSO Council Liaison must take into consideration that 
members who are representatives are expected to express the viewpoints of their respective 
community groups, and participants to express their own views. This does not impact the 
members' ability to raise any concerns they may have, nor does it absolve ICANN org or the 
GNSO Council liaison from "exercis[ing] all reasonable efforts to resolve disagreements" within 
the IRT.

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Understanding of the Final Report of the Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation 
    Issues Policy Development Process and its recommendations.
  • Ability to work constructively in a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Willingness to join calls outside of standard office hours (due to the anticipated global 
    nature of the IRT, call times will likely rotate).

Desired Background

  • Former members of the Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues (PPSAI) Policy 
    Development Process Working Group or previous IRT
  • Knowledge of the Registration Data Policy and related IRT (EPDP Phase 1).

Time Commitment

  • Estimated to be 10 to 20 hours per month for the duration of the project.
  • The group is expected to meet via teleconference approximately every other week, with 
    additional frequency to be added as needed.
  • Prior to each call, IRT members are expected to have reviewed and be prepared to 
    discuss all relevant materials.

What Is ICANN org’s Role?
The Consensus Policy Implementation Framework (CPIF) defines the roles and procedures 
used for implementing policy recommendations.  As specified in the CPIF, the role of ICANN org
is to implement the community’s recommendations at the direction of the Board and under the 
supervision of the CEO . When implementing recommendations, ICANN org is “responsible for 
the entire implementation lifecycle, from creating an implementation plan, engaging the IRT (if 
there is one), consulting with relevant ICANN org staff and any outside parties that are required,
and conducting outreach surrounding the implementation, including communicating with the 
public and relevant stakeholders regarding the progress of implementation.”

IRT Start Date
ICANN org plans for the first IRT meeting to take place in June 2024.

How to Apply
To join the IRT as a participant, please email with the subject line “PPSAI 
Policy Implementation Review Team candidate” by 31 May 2024.

If you would like to volunteer after this date, please send an email to the aforementioned email

address, and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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