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Affirmation of Commitments – Reviews

The Affirmation of Commitments signed on September 30th 2009 between ICANN and the US Department of Commerce (Affirmation) contains specific provisions for periodic review of four key ICANN objectives. These reviews provide a mechanism to assess and report on ICANN's progress toward fundamental organizational objectives; they are:

  • Ensuring accountability, transparency and the interests of global Internet users;
  • Preserving security, stability and resiliency of the DNS;
  • Promoting competition, consumer trust and consumer choice;
  • WHOIS policy.

Discussion on Methodology

Review Teams' Composition

Reading List


Accountability and Transparency Review

Security, Stability and Resiliency of the DNS Review

Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review

WHOIS Policy Review


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