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ICANN Seeks Input on Proposed PTI Bylaws Amendments and Hosts a Webinar

16 May 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a Public Comment proceeding regarding the first proposed Bylaws amendments for its wholly owned affiliate, Public Technical Identifiers (PTI). PTI performs the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions under a contract with ICANN. The proposed Bylaws amendments are anticipated to reduce complexities and improve the PTI-related planning processes within the overall ICANN planning process.

Both the ICANN and PTI Bylaws contain requirements for ICANN's overall planning processes relating to the IANA functions. The PTI Strategic Plan for FY2021–2024 contains a strategic goal to reduce the complexities and duplication between what is in scope for IANA and ICANN planning processes and deliverables. The PTI Board initiated this Bylaws amendment process in furtherance of that strategic goal. For more information and to participate in this proceeding, please visit this webpage.

ICANN invites the community to join us for a public webinar to discuss the proposed PTI Bylaws amendments on 24 May 2023 at 16:00 UTC. ICANN aims to promote deeper awareness and understanding of the proposed amendments, as well as provide an opportunity for questions and answers to assist in Public Comment participation. There will also be a session on this topic during ICANN77.

Submissions Opening Date: Tuesday, 16 May 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.