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Accountability and Transparency Review: Survey Available for Community Input

19 August 2019

LOS ANGELES – 19 August 2019 – The third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) has published a survey for community input.

Click here to take the survey now.

The aim of this survey is to collect opinions from individuals in the ICANN community on ICANN's accountability and transparency, and to help the ATRT3 Review Team to identify areas which require improvement and could benefit from a recommendation.

The Review Team has published a separate survey to collect opinions from groups in the ICANN community. Following the close of both surveys on 13 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC, the ATRT3 Review Team will evaluate responses as input to its draft final report.

The survey questions are available in PDF format here (for reference purposes only).


The Accountability and Transparency Review is mandated by ICANN's Bylaws (Article 4, Section 4.6) to review "ICANN's execution of its commitment to maintain and improve robust mechanisms for public input, accountability, and transparency so as to ensure that the outcomes of its decision-making reflect the public interest and are accountable to the Internet community."

Learn more about the ATRT3 Review here.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.