Webinar: Proposed Updates to Draft Operating Standards

19 September 2018

LOS ANGELES – 19 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to attend one of two webinars. The purpose of these webinars is to highlight proposed updates to the draft Operating Standards in several key areas. The presentation will be identical for both one-hour webinars, scheduled as follows:

  • Webinar 1: 04 October 2018: 16:00 UTC [local time]
  • Webinar 2: 05 October 2018: 00:00 UTC [local time]

Webinar agenda:

  • Overview of proposed updates to the Operating Standards
  • Community Q&A
  • Next steps toward publication of Operating Standards

To participate, please request a calendar invitation by sending an email to mssi-secretariat@icann.org and indicating which webinar you will join. If you do not indicate a preference you will receive invites for both webinars.

The overview document and webinar slides will be posted to the wiki here ahead of the webinar. Recordings of the webinars will also be posted to the wiki page once available.

Background Information

The ICANN Bylaws call for the development of Operating Standards to provide guidance to review teams to conduct Specific Reviews efficiently and effectively.

The ICANN organization is in the process of modifying the Draft Operating Standards based on public comments received on the October 2017 draft and on the Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews. Best practices and process improvements from Specific Reviews that were launched and/or conducted under the new Bylaws1 are also being incorporated in the updated draft.


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.

1 Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review (CCT); the second Security, Stability and Resiliency Review (SSR2), and the second Registration Directory Service Review, formally WHOIS Review (RDS-WHOIS2)