Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Review
The Board took action on 12 June 2022 to defer the Third Review of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization. See the Board resolution here.
|ccNSO Review Wiki Workspace Page
Find the latest status updates, recordings of past meetings, and opportunities to participate
|Introduction to Reviews
Learn more about Reviews, their purpose and process for conducting and opportunities to participate
The Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) is responsible for developing global policies for country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLD), promoting consensus within the ccNSO community and coordinating with other Supporting Organizations, committees and constituencies. For more information on the ccNSO, click here.
ccNSO Organization Review
The goal of the review, to be undertaken pursuant to such criteria and standards as the Board shall direct, shall be to determine (i) whether that organization, council or committee has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, (ii) if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness and (iii) whether that organization, council or committee is accountable to its constituencies, stakeholder groups, organizations and other stakeholders.
These periodic reviews shall be conducted no less frequently than every five years, based on feasibility as determined by the Board. Each five-year cycle will be computed from the moment of the reception by the Board of the final report of the relevant review Working Group.
The graphic below illustrates phases and status of each review - a indicates that all activities within a given phase have been completed. The chart that follows the graphic provides further details of key activities and milestones within each phase – you can view these details by clicking on each of the phases in the graphic. The table also contains links to relevant documents.
|Plan Review||Review Deferral||Public Comment to Defer Country Code Names Supporting Organization Review||6 Apr 2017|
|Deferral of Second Review||Deferral of the Second Review of the Country Code Name Supporting Organization (ccNSO)||23 Sep 2017|
|Call for Volunteers||Call for Volunteers for ccNSO Review Working Party Announcement||19 Feb 2018|
|Initiate Review||Board Resolution Initiating the Second Review of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization||15 Mar 2018|
|Request for Proposal for Independent Examiner||Announcement of Independent Examiner Request for Proposals||26 Apr 2018|
|Conduct Review||Selection of Independent Examiner||Announcement of selection of Independent Examiner||31 Aug 2018|
|Review Survey Posted for Community Input||Survey launched to collect input from those who have interacted with ccNSO||27 Nov 2018|
|Extension of Review Survey||Deadline extended for ccNSO review survey for community input||19 Dec 2018|
|Assessment Report Published||Independent Examiner published Assessment Report of the ccNSO||5 Apr 2019|
|Draft Final Report||Draft Final Report: ccNSO Review Assessment & Recommendations||14 Jun 2019|
|Public comment on Draft Final Report||Draft Final Report public comment of second review of the ccNSO||17 Jun 2019|
|Final Report||Final Report: ccNSO Review Assessment & Recommendations||29 Aug 2019|
|Board receipt and action on the Final Report||Acceptance of the Final Report on the Second Organizational Review of the ccNSO and Initiation of Bylaws Amendment Process||28 Oct 2021|
|Plan Implementation||Feasibility Assessment & Initial Implementation Plan||ccNSO Review Feasibility Assessment & Initial Implementation Plan||7 Jul 2020|
|Request for Information||Letter from OEC to ccNSO Chair requesting additional information||9 Dec 2020|
|Response to Request for Information||Letter from ccNSO Chair responding to the OEC's request for additional information||26 Feb 2021|
|Response to ccNSO||Response to Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council Letter from 26 February 2021||13 May 2021|
|Implement Improvements||Board Accepts Feasibility Assessment||Board accepts Feasibility Assessment, acknowledges the implementation work and accepts the status of implementation of recommendations||28 Oct 2021|
|Standard Operating Procedures||Deferral of Third ccNSO Review||Deferral of the Third ccNSO Review (ccNSO3)||12 Jun 2022|