Public Comment

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Name: Business Constituency
Date: 10 Nov 2022
Affiliation: ICANN Business Constituency (BC)
Summary of Attachment

The ICANN Business Constituency (BC) attachment describes our general comment on the proposed Holistic Review, along with responses to specific questions posed.

Summary of Submission

The ICANN Business Constituency (BC) appreciates the work that went into developing a way to implement what we regard as an important recommendation of the ATRT3: to ensure accountability of the SO/ACs and consider structural changes to improve representation of community views.

It is critical that the scope of the Terms of Reference for the Holistic Review be sufficiently broad to include the restructuring of Board seats and of the GNSO Council. This is all the more urgent in view of the fact that ICANN’s Continuous Improvement Program – which we understand the Holistic Review would evaluate – has not succeeded in adjusting a structure that currently undermines the effectiveness of community collaboration to the policy-making process.