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ICANN Announces Webinar on Short and Long-Term Options for the Reviews Timeline

30 May 2018

LOS ANGELES – 30 May 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to attend one of two webinars being held to discuss the Public Comment on short-term options and long-term options on the timeline of ICANN Reviews. The presentation will be identical for both one-hour webinars, scheduled as follows:

Webinar Agenda:

  • The Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives Team (MSSI) to share high-level overview of Short-term and Long-term proposals
  • Community Q&A

To participate, please request a calendar invitation by sending an email to mssi-secretariat@icann.org and indicate which webinar you will join. If you do not indicate a preference you will receive invites for both webinars.

Background Information

The timing of Specific and Organizational Reviews mandated by the Bylaws has resulted in multiple reviews occurring at the same time. Currently, there are eleven Organizational and Specific Reviews underway. This is in addition to policy development work and other work across the ICANN community, resulting in strain on both volunteer and ICANN resources.

Based on discussions with and feedback from the ICANN community, the ICANN organization analyzed options for both short and long-term approaches to solve the challenges associated with multiple reviews occurring at the same time and volunteer strain. Subsequently, ICANN org published two public comments to invite feedback on short-term and long-term options to address the workload of the volunteer community and impact on ICANN resources.