2015-08-04

ICANN Accountability, IANA Transition, Proposals, Comments, Webinars

UPDATE August 31, 2015: Volume 9: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions - ICANNAn Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions, Date: August 31, 2015 (read the full update at the link above)

UPDATE: Important dates in the IANA Transition and ICANN Accountability processes:

Public Comment Period on ICG's IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal closes 8 Sep 2015 

Public Comment Period for CCWG-Accountability's 2nd draft of ICANN accountability enhancements (Work Stream 1) closes 12 Sep 2015

18-19 Sep 2015 : ICG Face-to-Face Meeting, Los Angeles

30 Sep-15 Oct 2015: CCWG-Accountability's 2nd and final proposal (Work Stream 1) presented to ALAC, ASO,ccNSO, GAC and GNSO for their approval.

18-22 Oct 2015: ICANN 54 inc. ICG Face-to-Face meeting and presentation of proposals for IANAstewardship and ICANN accountability enhancements (Work Stream 1) to the ICANNBoard for subsequent transmission to the NTIA.

Week 1, Nov 2015: ICANN Board transmits IANA stewardship transition and ICANN accountability (Work Stream 1) proposals to NTIA.

Announcements from ICG (IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group) and ICANN:

1. IANA Stewardship Transition
The ICG is asking the public to review the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community. Comments are due by the deadline of 8 September 2015 at 23:59 UTC.
  1. Thursday 6 August 2015 from 19:00-20:30 UTC time converter 
  2. Friday 7 August 2015 from 11:00-12:30 UTC time converter 
2. ICANN Accountability
The CCWG-Accountability (Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability) has published its 2nd draft for 40-day public comment--see Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability 2nd Draft Report (Work Stream 1) - ICANN. Community feedback is requested on this 2nd draft proposal of proposed enhancements to ICANN's accountability framework that the CCWG-Accountability has identified as essential to happen or be committed to before the IANA Stewardship Transition takes place (Work Stream 1). Comments are due by the deadline of 12 September 2015 at 23:59 UTC.

Community feedback (see ICANN Accountability 2nd Draft Comments) will help the CCWG-Accountability to improve its proposal and carry on with next steps, including Chartering Organizations' endorsement of the CCWG-Accountability output before it is submitted to the ICANN Board during or after ICANN 54 in Dublin in October 2015.

In order to brief the community on the contents of their 2nd draft proposal, the CCWG-Accountability Chairs will host two identical briefing webinars via Adobe Connect and dial-in (webinar details): 
  1. Tuesday 4 August from 19:00 – 21:00 UTC time converter
  2. Friday 7 August from 07:00 – 09:00 UTC time converter

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