LOS ANGELES - 23 July 2020 - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking Expressions of Interest for panelists to serve on the omnibus Standing Panel for ICANN's Independent Review Process (IRP). The deadline to submit Expressions of Interest is extended to 31 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC.
Candidates for the IRP omnibus Standing Panel should review the Expressions of Interest document before submission. The document includes the following information:
- Panel Position Description
- Required or Highly Preferred Skills
- Required or Highly Preferred Experience
- Time Commitment
- Compensation and Selection
Expressions of Interest should be submitted to: IRP-Standingpanel-EOI2020@icann.org
Background on ICANN's IRP
ICANN's IRP is a form of arbitration, which provides for independent third-party review of ICANN actions alleged by an affected party to be inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws. The IRP is an essential accountability mechanism to hold the ICANN Board and organization (org) accountable. The seating of a Standing Panel to hear these claims is an important component to achieve consistent, binding outcomes.
ICANN is committed through its Bylaws to a role for the ICANN community in identifying the final composition of the Standing Panel slate. ICANN org has and continues to consult with the Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) on how the community can participate in the process. A summary of community feedback received to date and next steps is available here.
Submit Your Expression of Interest
ICANN org encourages the ICANN community to circulate the Call for Expressions of Interest broadly across your networks to help us attract a skilled and diverse set of candidates. The deadline for submission is extended to 31 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC and Expressions of Interest should be submitted to: IRP-Standingpanel-EOI2020@icann.org
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 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.