Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Request for Public Comments and Dialogue on ICANN's Performance

8 May 2007

As part of an ongoing interest in continuous improvement, ICANN is seeking community feedback about its performance.

All responses are welcome. Targeted comments regarding several areas of performance, which have been drawn from the ICANN Strategic Plan, are of particular interest:

  • Is ICANN becoming more transparent, accessible and accountable? What improvements have been observed and what still needs to be done?
  • Has ICANN improved its operational performance? What improvements have been observed and what still needs to be done?
  • Has ICANN improved its performance in the development of Policy? What improvements have been observed and what still needs to be done?
  • Has ICANN increased international participation? What improvements have been observed and what still needs to be done?
  • Have there been improvements in participation and in efficiency of the ICANN multi-stakeholder model? What more needs to be done?
  • What plans and actions have been observed that position ICANN for more comprehensive transition of the technical coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers. What more needs to be done?
  • What improvements have been made in dispute resolution and the application of fairness and equity in the management of complaints and other mechanisms of review that are available? These include the work of the reconsideration committee, the Ombudsman and independent review.

Comments will be received at http://forum.icann.org/lists/performance-2007/ until June 5, 2007 and should be sent to: performance-2007@icann.org.

A discussion will also take place on ICANN's Blog <http://blog.icann.org> commencing today. ICANN's public participation site <http://meetings.icann.org> will also serve as a tool for participation in this dialogue.

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