GNSO Review: Important Dates (updated 12 Dec)
Working text for the GNSO Review Working Party and Staff for clarification and comments (distributed and posted on the wiki)
2 January 2015
GNSO Review Working Party working session #1 – Westlake Briefing
16 January 18:00-20:00 UTC
GNSO Review Working Party working session #2 – Formulation of consolidated comments
22 January 18:00-20:00 UTC
Consolidated comments on Working Text due to Westlake from GNSO Review Working Party and Staff
Updates and discussions during ICANN52
8-12 February; public session date TBD
Draft Report delivered by Westlake
Draft Report posted for public comment
Public Comment period (42 days)
27 February – 10 April
30 April (tentative, depending on volume and nature of public comments)
GNSO Review Statistics
-- Main survey
152 completed responses
-- Supplementary survey (WG)
26 completed responses
178 completed responses
60% completion rate
GNSO Review Working Party meetings:
-- Announcements page views
--Blog page views
-- Update presentations
-- FAQ Brochures and Post cards distributed
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is seeking a provider to conduct an independent review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), as mandated by ICANN's Bylaws.
As part of ICANN's ongoing commitment to its evolution and improvement, Article IV – Section 4 of ICANN's Bylaws contains provisions for "periodic review of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization, each Supporting Organization Council, each Advisory Committee (other than the Governmental Advisory Committee), and the Nominating Committee."
These periodic reviews present ICANN structures with opportunities for continuous improvement through consistent application of compliance review principles to objectively measure performance relative to specific and quantifiable criteria developed by ICANN based on the unique nature of its structures. The resulting implementation of improvements and the systematic means of measuring performance and validating effectiveness of implementation are of utmost importance to the ongoing legitimacy of ICANN.
The GNSO is the policy-making body responsible for generic Top-Level Domains, such as .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Its members include representatives from generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) registries, gTLDregistrars, intellectual property interest, Internet service providers, businesses and non-commercial interests. The GNSO strives to keep gTLDs operating in a fair, orderly fashion across one global Internet, while promoting innovation and competition.
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