22 October 2020:  ICANN69 Engagement Session with the IANA Naming Function Review Team (IFRT)

Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 7:00 UTC

The IFRT has published their draft Initial Report for Public Comment, and will be sharing their findings and recommendations. This is your opportunity to provide your input to help shape the final recommendations of the team.

Click here to find details on joining.

08 October 2020Public Comment Open for IFRT's Initial Report

Public Comment Opened on: 08 October 2020

Public Comment to Close on: 02 December 2020

The IFRT has published their draft Initial Report for Public Comment, and welcomes input from the community. The IFRT will carefully consider comments received and amend the report as it deems appropriate and in the public interest before submitting its final report to the ICANN Board of Directors.

Click here for the Public Comment page.

29 September 2020: IFRT COMMUNITY WEBINAR 

The IFRT held a webinar for the community regarding one of their proposed recommendations that would require an amendment to the IANA Naming Functions Contract between ICANN and PTI. This amendment may be of particular interest to country code top-level domain (ccTLD) and generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry operators.

Webinar Recording: https://icann.zoom.us/rec/play/d9rWlC6Kx_wC-4GZ-SkqIGoygrmztXe0ujzPTGWQNC2345EKfRB6RpPgxBh9Ef4bfah-LyFsSi_rWD7i.jv-7EKn7k21XdRde

Recorded on 29 September, 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Slide Deck

Why did the IFRT hold this webinar?

Per the ICANN Bylaws, Article 18, Section 18.5.d.(a):

"The IFRT may recommend, among other things to the extent reasonably related to the IFR responsibilities set forth in Section 18.3, amendments to the IANA Naming Function Contract, IANA Naming Function SOW and/or the CSC Charter. The IFRT shall, at a minimum, take the following steps before an amendment to either the IANA Naming Function Contract, IANA Naming Function SOW or CSC Charter is proposed:……(iii) Conduct a public input session for ccTLD and gTLD registry operators."

The IFRT noted that the IANA Naming Functions Contract contains a requirement relating to the formatting of IANA's monthly Root Operations Audit Reports and this requirement can be considered obsolete. The IFRT therefore recommends that:

In Article 7 Section 7.1 (a) the IFRT recommends that this statement "The relevant policies under which the changes are made shall be noted within each monthly report" be removed from the contract, as it is a legacy statement from the NTIA contract that is no longer required.

The IFRT encourages all interested parties, and in particular ccTLD and gTLD registry operators, to join the scheduled informational webinar to learn more.

Click here to read the full Announcement.


• Observe past IFR Team meetings, click here

• Share your input with the IFRT: via their public email list input-to-IFRT@icann.org. All emails sent to input-to-IFRT@icann.org are archived and may be viewed here.

• Subscribe to the IFRT mailing list as an observer to receive invitations to observe live team meetings: send a request to IFR@icann.org

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