The timing of GNSO Review activities has been adjusted to offer the GNSO community and leadership sufficient time to participate and provide their views.
Activities and Milestones
Provide update to the Structural Improvements Committee
6 February, 2015
GNSO Review Working Party Meeting at ICANN52:
11 February 10:30 am – Noon, SGT
GNSO Review Working Party working session discussion,
Q&A with Westlake
3 March 20 UTC (tentative)
Deliver consolidated comments on Working Text to Westlake
Provide update to the Structural Improvements Committee – Draft Report
Draft Report from Westlake posted for Public Comment
23 April - 4 June
Community review of Report of Public Comments Received
12 June – 7 July
Provide update to the Structural Improvements Committee – Draft Report and Public Comments
21 – 26 June
Final Report from Westlake distributed to the GNSO Review Working Party and the Structural Improvements Committee
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.
Recent space activity
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