One of ICANN’s most important jobs is to provide those interested in its processes with the information they need to interact fully. It is just as important that people are aware of what issues are currently being discussed within the organisation, what the outcome of recent discussions were, and what discussions will be coming up shortly. And that this information is readily and easily accessible.
In pursuit of these aims, ICANN has produced a series of publications, systems and websites to elicit input and comment from the Internet community. Some have been in place for years; others – such as the ICANN magazine and public comment webpage – are recent additions. We have plans to provide more information, in simpler formats, and pushed out rather than simply contained on the ICANN website. Before we take that next step, however, we want to gauge community feeling on the issue.
So ICANN’s general manager of public participation has produced an online interactive survey that is intended to give you, the community, a chance to comment on the effectiveness of these various methods: to tell us what ICANN is doing right, and what it is doing wrong; and to outline what you would like to see more of, and how you would like to see it. Your votes and comments will be anonymous.
The poll has been set up to be as quick and easy to complete as possible – just six questions – and should take only five minutes to complete. So please spend just a few minutes completing the survey and we try to design future informational needs around what people tell us they want.