Periodic reviews required by the ICANN Bylaws to assess and report on ICANN’s performance in key areas. These reviews provide a mechanism to assess and report on ICANN's progress toward fundamental organizational objectives. The Bylaws require four Specific Reviews:
- Accountability and Transparency Review
- Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the Domain Name System (DNS) Review
- Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review
- Registration Directory Service Review
Community-led review teams conduct these reviews as described in Section 4.6 of the ICANN Bylaws. Reports from past reviews are available on the ICANN website, along with progress updates for any Specific Reviews that are underway.
The Specific Reviews were formerly known as the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC) Reviews.Related Term