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Pilot Holistic Review Draft Terms of Reference

30 August 2022

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

Recommendation 3.5 of the Third Accountability and Transparency Review called for a new Specific Review, the Holistic Review. The ICANN Board approved the Holistic Review as a pilot, "pursuant to community-agreed Terms of Reference." A community team developed Draft Terms of Reference and finished its work in June 2022. This proceeding seeks input on the Draft Terms of Reference to be used by the Pilot Holistic Review Team.

Please visit the proceeding webpage for more information.

Open for Submissions Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Closed for Submissions Date: Friday, 21 October 2022


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