Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
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|
|Plan Review||Appointment of review team members||Appointment of review team members||26 Jun 2009|
|Terms of Reference||Document outlining the scope of work adopted by the Board||17 Aug 2009|
|RFP for Independent Evaluator||Request for Proposals for consulting services||17 Aug 2009|
|Questions and Answers on RFP||Questions and Answers received during the bidding phase||17 Aug 2009|
|Conduct Review||Final Report of External Consultant||Organisational Review of ICANN’s Country Code Names Supporting Organisation Final Report||15 Jun 2010|
|Addendum to Final Report of External Consultant||Addendum: Full written responses to survey on perceptions of the ccNSO prepared by ITEMS International||15 Jun 2010|
|Public comment on External Consultant’s Final Report||Public comment on ITEMS International Final Report||15 Jun 2010|
|Draft Report||Draft report posted for public comment||15 Nov 2010|
|Public Comments on Draft Report||Summary of public comments on the ccNSO review draft working group report||25 Jan 2011|
|Final Report||Final report submitted to ICANN Board||4 Mar 2011|
|Board receipt and action on the Final Report||Board action and resolution||18 Mar 2011|
|External Consultant Survey Snapshot||Items International snapshot overview of the survey||28 Jan 2010|
|Plan Implementation||Board receipt of Implementation Plan||Board receipt of Implementation Plan||11 Jun 2011|
|Implement Improvements||Details of implementation and periodic updates||Information available on the ICANN website||11 Sep 2013|
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