An Update from the SSR2 Review Team

1 June 2020
By Russ Housley

The second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team continues to progress its assessment of how well ICANN is executing its commitment to enhance the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security, and global interoperability of the Internet's system of unique identifiers.

Along with the rest of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our work. While we are making progress in virtual sessions, the inability to meet face-to-face as planned in March and May 2020 has impacted our timeline. We expect to complete our review and submit our final report to the ICANN Board in October 2020.

We are currently in the process of considering the public comments that we received on our draft report [PDF, 1.1 MB]. As you can see from the Public Comment staff report [PDF, 348 KB], we received 18 public comment submissions, totaling close to 400 individual comments.

Our focus in the coming months will be to work toward producing a final report that reflects the constructive feedback that was provided by the community. While we do not expect to accept every comment, we are working diligently to ensure that we consider all of the diverse perspectives offered. Our final report will include a detailed explanation of how we considered the public comments and the rationale for the decisions we reached. We plan to host a webinar near the time that the final report will be published to inform the community of any updates.

The SSR2 Review is a community-led review that operates with full transparency. You can follow the review team meetings live and stay informed of its progress by becoming an observer, or feel free to ask any of our team members to provide an update to your constituency.

To learn more about the SSR2 Review, visit our workspace, here.


Russ Housley

Chair, SSR2 Review Team