2015-11-19

IANA, ICANN Accountability, CCWG Crunch Time! Midnight Deadlines!

UPDATE 30 Nov 2015CCWG-Accountability - Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations now open for comments.  Comments close 21 Dec 2015 23:59 UTC.

In order to brief the community on the contents of their Draft proposal, the CCWG-Accountability will host two identical briefing webinars on Wednesday, 2 December at different times to facilitate participation across time zones. The webinars will take place on:
  • 2 December from 11:00 – 12:30 UTC (time zone converter here)
  • 2 December from 20:00 – 21:30 UTC (time zone converter here)
The webinars will be run online via Adobe Connect room (Strategic Initiatives Webinar).

If you are interested in attending the webinar but would like to receive phone dial-in details, please send an email to acct-staff@icann.org and indicate your language request (if needed). The webinars will be recorded and transcribed. Live interpretation will be made available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and Portuguese. More info here.

IANA Transition: CCWG-Accountability Schedule
IANA Transition: CCWG-Accountability Schedule (source: ICANN.org)
It's Crunch Time for the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability)--everyone is waiting on the CCWG to finish its work so the complete IANA Stewardship Transition Plan as requested by NTIA (US Department of Commerce)--IANA Functions Proposal (ICG) + ICANN Accountability Proposal (CCWG)--may be received by the ICANN Board, and in turn, transmitted by the ICANN Board to NTIA for review and approval.

People are working overtime, ICANN has hired professional writers ("Writing team" in schedule above) to finish the job, and hopefully, the Chartering organizations will timely approve the coming 3rd Draft Proposal so it may be transmitted by ICANN to the NTIA in January, 2016. At least that's the Plan. Biggest sticking point at this time appears to be Stress Test 18 relating to GAC advice.UPDATE: See NTIA vetoes ....

While some CCWG participants have questioned the CCWG timeline--see, e.g., here and here--so far, it's pedal to the metal as the steamroller moves on! Stay tuned--Domain Mondo is following this one closely.

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