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Evaluation of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Comment Period

6 October 2014

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When I posted my monthly blog last week, the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance process, critical to the success of the IANA Stewardship Transition, was approaching the end of a 21-day open comment period. I thought it important to acknowledge that the comment period has closed and to thank those who submitted comments.

We received comments from a wide array of interested parties ranging from individual community members to the Brazilian Government. Seven community organizations signed on to a Joint SO-AC-SG-C statement, a submission that was subsequently endorsed by additional comments.

Themes among the comments included the structure of the process, what role the Board should play in process, participation, scope, and timeline.

All of the comments are publicly archived here.

We anticipate that some modifications will be made to the currently posted process and we will present that revision to the community as soon as possible.

Again, thank you to everyone who took the time to submit comments. We look forward to the next phase of work, and seeing more of you in Los Angeles at ICANN51.


Theresa Swinehart

Theresa Swinehart

SVP, Global Domains & Strategy