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ICANN Seeks Input on Pilot Holistic Review Revised Draft Terms of Reference

28 September 2023

Today, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new Public Comment proceeding.

The Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team recommended the development of a new Specific Review, the Holistic Review. The ICANN Board approved the review as a pilot, "pursuant to a community-agreed Terms of Reference." A Terms of Reference was published for Public Comment in 2022. In response to input received, the Board reconvened the drafting team to revise the document, which is now posted for community feedback.

For more information and to participate in this proceeding, please visit this webpage.

Submissions Opening Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023

Submissions Closing Date: Monday, 27 November 2023


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 a 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 nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.