No.RecommendationRecipientThematic Group SourceAssigneesStatus
13ICANN should  review  the  overall  balance  of  stakeholder  representation  to  ensure  that appropriate consideration is given to all views, proportionally to their scope and relevance.ICANN BoardTG2
  • IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability



Implementation Details

Periodic Organizational Reviews are performed by independent examiners for each of ICANN’s Supporting Organizations (SOs), Advisory Committees (ACs) (excluding the Governmental Advisory Committee - GAC), the Nominating Committee, Board of Directors, and the Technical Liaison Group (TLG). These reviews are meant to determine whether the organization has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, and if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness.

However, there does not seem to be a periodic review of the overall composition and balance of ICANN’s stakeholder groups.

While the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Work Stream 2 (CCWG-Accountability WS2)has a SubGroup that addresses the SO/AC Accountability issues, evaluating the composition of ICANN’s constituent parts is not within the scope of its work.  

Next Step

The ALAC will advise the ICANN Board to initiate a process -- whether through an existing review process in ICANN (e.g. The Third Accountability and Transparency Review - ATRT3) or through a new periodic review process --  to evaluate the overall composition and balance of ICANN stakeholder representation, ensuring that appropriate consideration is given to all views, proportionally to their scope and relevance.


  • : Ariel Liang to send this recommendation to the ALAC list for review.


  • Could feed in the accountability process

    • Part of the CCWG Accountability work (Stress Test regarding the GAC advice) may be relevant to this recommendation 
    • This recommendation is related to ATLAS II Recommendation 7, as they address different aspects of the same question. Comments on ATLAS II Recommendation 7 apply here as well. 
    • The ALAC needs to discuss this Rec 7 and Rec 13 to clearly understand what the ALAC wants out of these recommendations. 
    • ATLAS II Recommendation 7 is directly related to this recommendation

    • The definition of ‘balance’ needs to be clarified, WS2 may explore this topic

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