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ccNSO Review (Terms of Reference)

Open: 26 May 09
Closed: 28 June 09

Explanation: ICANN’s bylaws require that Supporting Organizations, Councils and Advisory Committees be reviewed by an entity or entities independent of them.

In accordance with Article IV, Section 4, Clause 1 of ICANN bylaws, the review of each key structure of ICANN is designed to determine:

  • Whether the organization has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure; and
  • If so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness.

The Structural Improvements Committee approved for public comments the proposed Terms of Reference[PDF, 205 KB], which detail questions that would guide the independent review of ICANN’s Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO); the ICANN Board agreed and directed staff to post these Terms of Reference.

Comments on these ToR are now sought from the community; they will be taken into consideration for the finalization of the ToR and the publication of the relevant Request for Proposal for the selection of the independent reviewer of ccNSO.
Staff member responsible: Marco Lorenzoni

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