CCWG

  1. CCWG ploughs on with WS2: ICANN57

    By Aarti Bhavana With 3141 participants in attendance, ICANN57 (held from 3-9 November 2016) was the largest public meeting in its history. It was also the first meeting to be held after the successful completion of the IANA Transition. The transition greenlit the enforcement… Read More

  2. IANA Transition completed

    By Aarti Bhavana The much-discussed IANA transition has finally been completed, now that the U.S. Government’s contract with ICANN for IANA Functions has expired. This brings to an end the governmental oversight of these functions, a plan outlined back in 1998, and transfers it to a global… Read More

  3. CCWG-Accountability WS2: An update

    By Aarti Bhavana In the weeks leading up to the finalisation of the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 1 Report, we traced the evolution of each recommendation. While things have been quiet on the drafting front, there has been a lot of activity towards completing and implementing Work Stream… Read More

  4. Heading into Helsinki: Core issues at ICANN56

    By Aarti Bhavana The upcoming 56th ICANN meeting shall be held in Helsinki, Finland from 27-30th June 2016. This is the first ‘Meeting B’ as per the new meeting strategy, which means a shorter, 4-day meeting focusing solely on policy work and outreach, and no public forum… Read More

  5. CCWG-Accountability: A Marrakech Wrap-up

    By Aarti Bhavana With the final two chartering organizations confirming their approval yesterday, the co-chairs of the CCWG-Accountability sent the Final Report to the ICANN Board, which has now been transmitted to the NTIA. Today’s CCWG meeting outlined the work that lies ahead in the… Read More

  6. A Marrakech update: CCWG-Accountability at ICANN55

    By Aarti Bhavana The most discussed topic floating around the surprisingly chilly winds of Marrakech this week has been the CCWG-Accountability proposal. Over the past few weeks we traced the evolution of each recommendation of this Final Report, which was sent to all the chartering organizations for… Read More

  7. On the Road to Marrakech: Part 6

    By Aarti Bhavana Recommendation 11 In continuation of our series on CCWG-Accountability recommendations, this post examines one of the most controversial recommendation: Board Obligations with Regard to Governmental Advisory Committee Advice (Stress Test #18). Previous posts in this series can be read here. No other recommendation… Read More

  8. CCWG Accountability: On the Road to Marrakech, Part 5

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation 7 Continuing our series on tracking the CCWG Accountability Process, in our fifth post, we look at Recommendation 7 which concerns ICANN’s Independent Review Process. This post examines the key changes and developments since the 3rd Draft Proposal was opened… Read More

  9. CCWG-Accountability: On the road to Marrakech, Part 4

    By Aarti Bhavana Recommendations 3 and 10 As we fast approach the ICANN55 meeting at Marrakech, we continue our series of posts tracking the CCWG-Accountability process. Previous posts in this series can be read here, here and here. This post examines Recommendation #3: Redefining ICANN’s… Read More

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