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Questions to the Community on Accountability and Transparency within ICANN

Open: 18 May 2010
Closed: 1 July 2010 Extended to: 14 July 2010

Explanation/Background: In the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), ICANN commits to maintain and improve robust mechanisms for public input, accountability and transparency so as to ensure that the outcomes of its decision-making will reflect the public interest and be accountable to all stakeholders. The AoC Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) is in the process of analyzing stakeholder and community input that has been submitted on these topics prior to the AoC (i.e. comments on Improving Institutional Confidence, submissions to the NTIA NOI on expiration of the JPA, etc.). However, the ATRT would also like to understand if there are new inputs or changes in stakeholder views since the establishment of the AoC.

The Initial Questions from the ATRT can be found here:  http://www.icann.org/en/reviews/affirmation/community-questions-18may10-en.pdf [PDF, 225 KB]

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The Accountability and Transparency Review Team web space with other reference materials can be found here: http://www.icann.org/en/reviews/affirmation/activities-1-en.htm

Staff member responsible: Alice Jansen

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