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Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization

1 June 2015

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 1 June 2015
Categories/Tags: Reviews/Improvements; ICANN Board/Bylaws; Transparency/Accountability
Purpose (Brief):

The purpose of this Public Comment posting is to request community feedback on the Draft Report issued by Westlake Governance Limited (Westlake) on the Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).  As the Independent Examiner, Westlake has drafted their report after conducting extensive work and consultation with representatives from the GNSO and other community members. The report will be updated to reflect public comments and published in its final form at the end of August 2015. The final report, along with public comments, will be considered by the Board. After the Board takes action and accepts the report, the implementation phase will begin.

The Report Summary (Section 1) offers a brief overview of Westlake's work and outlines 36 proposed recommendations, classified into four topical themes: Participation and Representation; Continuous Development; Transparency; and Alignment with ICANN's Future. Please refer to the specific recommendation and relevant section of the Draft Report for additional details and context about each recommendation. Word and pdf templates have been developed to facilitate input to this Public Comment. Additionally, several consultations and briefings will be held during ICANN53 in Buenos Aires.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-review-draft-2015-06-01-en