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ICANN Announces Calls-to-Action for Community Participation in ICANN Reviews

10 April 2018

LOS ANGELES – 10 April 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has several calls-to-action for community participation in ICANN Reviews below. Reviews are important accountability mechanisms that need community input to help ICANN deliver on its commitments.

Organizational Reviews are led by independent examiners to assess the extent to which ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) fulfill their purpose and whether any change in structure or operations is needed.

  • Provide your Public Comment on the NomCom2 Review Draft Final Report Click here to share your public comment, learn about the current status of the review, and next steps. Please share your feedback by 7 May 2018 23:59 UTC [local time]
  • Visit the Review Status Update Table for the latest status on all active Organizational Reviews and links to background information.

Specific Reviews are led by teams of community volunteers to assess the performance of the ICANN organization and make recommendations for improvement.

  • Join the Second Face-to-Face Meeting of the Registration Directory Services Review Team (RDS-WHOIS2) On 16,17,18 of April, observe the RDS-WHOIS2 Review Team from 07:00 - 15:30 UTC for their second face-to-face meeting where they will discuss the subgroups' findings and potential recommendations. Click here for more information.
  • Visit the Review Status Update Table for the latest information on all Specific Reviews and links to background information.


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 into your computer or other device – a name or a number. 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 and a community with participants from all over the world.