Technical Liaison Group (TLG)
The purpose of the Technical Liaison Group (TLG) is to connect the ICANN Board with appropriate sources of technical advice on specific matters pertinent to ICANN's activities. The TLG consists of four organizations; each TLG organization is entitled to appoint two representatives. The eight TLG representatives are responsible for deciding where to direct a technical question from ICANN when ICANN does not ask a specific TLG organization directly. For more information on the TLG, click here.
TLG Organizational Review
Although a review is not required, the Board determined that it would be a good practice to conduct a review in a manner consistent with the independent reviews conducted pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws. A review of the TLG commenced in 2010 and concluded in 2011.
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||RFP for external consultant||Independent Expert Request for Proposals announcement|
|Conduct Review||Selection of independent consultant||Announcement of selection of independent consultant||1 Aug 2010|
|Draft Final Report of Independent Consultant||Review of the Technical Liaison Group (TLG) Prepared for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – Public Discussion Draft #1||16 Oct 2010|
|Public Comment on Draft Report||Public Comment on TLG Review – Independent External Reviewers’ Draft Report||23 Oct 2010|
|Final Report of Independent Consultant||Review of the Technical Liaison Group (TLG) Prepared for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers||3 Dec 2010|
|Public Comment on Independent Consultant’s Final Report||Public Comment on TLG Review – Final Report||10 Dec 2010|
|Final Report||Final report submitted to ICANN Board||22 Aug 2011|
|Board receipt of the Final Report||Board action and resolution||25 Aug 2011|
|Plan Implementation||Plan Implementation||Review and recommend Board accepts proposed Implementation Plan||25 Aug 2011|
|Implement Improvements||Details of Implementation and periodic updates||Improvements Implementation Plan||25 Aug 2011|
|Charter||Charter for Board Technical Relations Working Group||5 Aug 2011|
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