25 May 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today launched three new websites for the Empowered Community.
The primary Empowered Community page includes information about the purpose and scope of this new community structure. It also includes procedural details and timelines for executing a community power, and current news on any power being exercised, such as consideration of the Board's Approval of a Fundamental Bylaw Change [PDF, 238 KB]. ICANN has also created pages for the Empowered Community Administration and correspondence related to the Empowered Community.
"The ICANN organization is committed to supporting the ICANN community in its work to make the Empowered Community mechanism as effective and transparent as possible." said David Olive, ICANN's Senior Vice President of Policy Development Support. "These new pages aim to provide the community with clear information about any powers currently being exercised and how those processes are progressing."
The Empowered Community is the mechanism through which ICANN's Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees can organize under California law to legally enforce community powers. The community powers and governance rules are defined in ICANN's Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
For more information on the Empowered Community visit here.