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Nominating Committee Review: Final Report Now Available

5 June 2018

LOS ANGELES – 5 June 2018 – Today, Analysis Group, the independent examiner performing the second ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) Review, published its final report.

Read the report.

The final report includes an assessment of the NomCom and 27 recommendations for improving its operations.

Analysis Group presented its findings and resulting recommendations for improvement in three categories:

  • Composition and Responsibilities of the NomCom Members
  • Processes of the NomCom
  • Additional Topics

The final report published today considers comments on the draft final report published on 27 March 2018, input provided during the public webinar on 10 April 2018 and any other feedback Analysis Group may have received.

Next Steps

The NomCom Review Working Party (RWP) will prepare a feasibility assessment and initial implementation plan (FAIIP) based on the final report. This will include an analysis of recommendations in the final report for usability and prioritization, provisional budget implications, anticipated resources and the proposed implementation timeline.

Analysis Group and the RWP respectively will then present the final report and the FAIIP to the ICANN Board's Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC). The OEC will make a recommendation to the Board on next steps.


An independent review of the NomCom is mandated by ICANN's Bylaws and is part of ICANN's commitment to its own evolution and improvement, accountability and transparency. Analysis Group was selected to perform the review and began its work in June 2017.

The purpose of the NomCom review is to determine (i) whether the NomCom has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, (ii) if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness and (iii) whether the NomCom is accountable to its constituencies, stakeholder groups, organizations and other stakeholders. The review also assesses whether the improvements resulting from the last review (2007-2010) were effective.

Additional Resources


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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.