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Welcome to the CCWG on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Space.

Please explore the links in the sidebar to learn more about the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance process.

Recent Developments

9 December
The first online meeting of the CCWG-Accountability was on Tuesday 9 December 2014 at 20:00 UTC. The meeting notes, transcripts, and recordings are available here.  

9 December
ASO elects to adopt CCWG charter.charter (see email here)

8 December
GAC elects to adopt CCWG charter. charter (see email here)

2 December
Organizations that chartered the CCWG announced a call for volunteers to join the effort. 

20 November
ccNSO elects to adopt CCWG charter.

18 November
ALAC elects to adopt CCWG charter. (Poll results located here)

13 November
GNSO elects to adopt CCWG charter. (Motion located here)

3 November
Drafting team distributes CCWG charter. 




9 16 December
The first online 2nd meeting of the CCWG-Accountability has been scheduled for Tuesday 9 will be on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at 2011:00 UTC, which also can be followed via audio streaming

Each ICANN Supporting Organization (SO) and Advisory Committee (AC) is expected to consider the proposed charter [.docx, 67 KB] during its upcoming November meeting(s).

Following the adoption of the charter, chartering organizations are expected to identify their representative members to serve on the CCWG (each chartering organization will appoint a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 members to the CCWG).

In addition, a call for volunteers to join the CCWG will be launched, so that anyone interested in this effort may join and participate. The CCWG is expected to commence its deliberations in late November or early December..

Join the CCWG-Accountability
There are two ways to volunteer:


  • Individual Participants – anyone interested can volunteer to join the CCWG as a "participant", regardless of whether they are members of the ICANN community. Participants are expected to actively contribute to mailing list conversations as well as meetings. It is anticipated that participants will provide essential input to the process. They will participate similarly to ICANNchartering organization-appointed members and will be required to provide a Statement of Interest (SOI).
  • Mailing list observers – for those who are merely interested to monitor the CCWG conversations, there is the possibility to sign up as a mailing list "observer" which offers read-only access to the mailing list. Mailing list observers will not be permitted to post, will not receive invitations to the various meetings or calls of the CCWG (note that audio streaming will be provided for those interested to follow the CCWG meetings) and will not have to complete a statement of interest (see below). At any point in time, a mailing list observer can join the CCWG as a participant simply by informing ICANN staff.


In addition, there will be opportunities to provide input through public consultations and public comment processes that the CCWG is expected to organize.


If you are interested in joining the CCWG as an individual participant or mailing list observer, please contact Grace Abuhamad (