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Quarterly Reporting on Work Stream 2 Implementation and Specific Reviews

21 August 2023

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) has released its Work Stream 2 Implementation Summary – Q2 2023 Quarterly Report and ICANN Specific Reviews Q2 2023 Quarterly Report.

The Work Stream 2 Implementation Summary – Q2 2023 Quarterly Report features updates on the org and community's efforts to implement recommendations from Work Stream 2 of the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-ACCT).

Highlights for the second quarter of 2023 include the WS2 Community Coordination Group kicking off its discussions to implement the diversity complaints mechanism and the ICANN org marking four additional recommendations complete.

Looking at the implementation of org-owned recommendations in the second calendar quarter of 2023, the number of completed recommendations increased from 43 (during Q1 2023) to 47. Fifteen recommendations are in progress and 3 recommendations have not started.

The ICANN Specific Reviews Q2 2023 Quarterly Report compiles updates on the status of Board-approved Specific Reviews recommendations, including those pending prioritization and Board consideration.

Highlights include the launch of implementation work on four recommendations and completion of an additional recommendation, raising the number of complete recommendations to 29, with 34 in progress and 7 in the not started category. ICANN org anticipates that a set of 11 recommendations from the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review (CCT) and Second Security Stability and Resiliency of the DNS (SSR2) will move to Board consideration in Q3 2023.

I look forward to sharing additional updates as work progresses on these projects, which were identified as key initiatives in the ICANN FY24-28 Operating and Financial Plan and FY24 Operating Plan.


Giovanni Seppia

Giovanni Seppia

Vice President - Implementation Operations