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Board Review – Working Group Interim Report

Open: 3 March 09
Closed: 17 April 09

Explanation: ICANN appointed the Boston Consulting Group/Colin Carter & Associates to perform the external review of its Board of Directors; their review report was presented during a public workshop at the Cairo meeting. A public comment period followed and comments received can be viewed at

The Board review WG, considering the Independent Reviewer’s final report, Board input, and comments from stakeholders and the public, issued an Interim Report for consultation with the Community, which was presented at the ICANN meeting in Mexico City.

This Report presents the WG’s “initial thinking” on the questions under review; a public comment period is now open to allow for further inputs from the community to this Interim Report before its finalization.

The Interim Report is available in English [PDF, 124 KB]; other linguistic versions will follow shortly.

Staff member responsible: Marco Lorenzoni

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