|Comment/Reply Periods (*)
|Important Information Links
|16 March 2012
|6 April 2012
|Close Time (UTC):
|Public Comment Announcement
|7 April 2012
|To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
|30 April 2012
|View Comments Submitted
|Close Time (UTC):
|Report of Public Comments
|Number Resource Organization, NRO
|ITEMS International, a consultancy engaged by the NRO to undertake an independent review of the ASO, has delivered its final report. Comments are sought to inform the NRO as well as ICANN to prepare for further steps in the review process.
|Independent review concluded, final report delivered and posted for public comments
|Consideration by the NRO and ICANN and decisions on implementation steps. The NRO will submit its conclusions on the report during the reply comment period, based on comments received.
|Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
|A review of the Address Supporting Organization, ASO, as required by the ICANN Bylaws, is currently being undertaken by the Number Resource Organization, NRO, in line with the provisions of the ASO MoU. An important step in this process is now finalized: ITEMS International was engaged to perform an independent review and has now presented a final report, to which public comments are sought to inform considerations and decision by the NRO and ICANN in preparation of further steps.
|Section II: Background
|The ICANN Bylaws require independent reviews to be undertaken of Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees. The MoU between ICANN and the NRO states that the NRO shall fulfill the role of the ASO and further that the NRO shall devise the review mechanism for the review of the ASO. The NRO selected a consultant to perform an independent review as the first step in this process.
|Section III: Document and Resource Links
Final report: http://www.nro.net/wp-content/uploads/ASO-Review-Report-2012.pdf [PDF, 3.75 MB]
|Section IV: Additional Information
(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.