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Enhancing ICANN Accountability

7 May 2014

Why this matters

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Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 6 May 2014
Categories/Tags: Transparency/Accountability
Purpose (Brief):

As announced at ICANN's March 2014 Public Meeting in Singapore, ICANN is initiating a discussion on Enhancing ICANN Accountability. This discussion will look at how ICANN remains accountable in the absence of its historical contractual relationship to the U.S. Government and the perceived backstop with regard to ICANN's organization-wide accountability provided by that role. While closely related to the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition, this is a separate process.

Update: The discussions around enhancing ICANN Accountability are very important. Community feedback has noted the desire for a longer comment period for this proposed process. In response to ensuring the community has sufficient time, while also having the process in parallel to, and informing, the process to Transition NTIA's Stewardship of the IANA Functions, there is a one (1) week extension of the comment period to 6 June. Community members are urged to continue identifying members for the Working Group, with those selected by the ICANN London meeting to hold a listening session with the community. The reply period will close on 27 June at 23:59 UTC.

Public Comment Box Link: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm