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Board Review – Second Review Working Group Report

Open: 5 June 09
Closed: 5 July 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 Interim Report [PDF, 124 KB] presented the WG’s “initial thinking” on the questions under review; a public comment period allowed for comments from interested parties.

Following this second round of consultation the Board review WG continued its activity and presents now its second Interim Report [PDF, 133 KB]. Most issues related to the external reviewer’s report have now been finalized, while the WG seeks further inputs from the community on three issues that remain outstanding, in view of the finalization of its report.

This second Interim Report [PDF, 133 KB] will be presented at the Sydney meeting, and a public comment period is now open until the 5 July 2009.
Staff member responsible: Marco Lorenzoni

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