[AfrICANN-discuss] Compliance and accountability at ICANN

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 09:41:23 SAST 2007

ICANN Publishes 2007 Semi-Annual Contractual Compliance Audit Report

18 October 2007

* *ICANN's Contractual Compliance Department publishes its first semi-annual
Registrar and Registry Contractual Compliance Report. This report summarizes
ICANN's audit activities from January through September 2007. During this
period, ICANN completed five registrar contractual compliance audits and two
registry contractual compliance audits. ICANN conducted each audit by
following consistent audit procedures established before each audit
commenced. This report contains details regarding the audit findings,
observations and conclusions.

Comments regarding this report, ICANN's Contractual Compliance Program, or
any other compliance-related matters may be registered at
compliancecomments at icann.org. Posted comments can be viewed at

Registrar and Registry Contractual Compliance

ICANN Posts Next Draft of Accountability and Transparency Frameworks and
Principles for Consultation

ICANN today posts the next version of the Frameworks and Principles for

17 October 2007

   - Read the Accountability and Transparency Frameworks and Principles
   for Consultation<http://www.icann.org/transparency/acct-trans-frameworks-principles-17oct07.pdf>[PDF,
   - Send comments to draft-mop-2007 at icann.org
   - View comments at http://forum.icann.org/lists/draft-mop-2007

These documents have been in development since late 2006. The process began
with a consultation which asked the community for their views on
accountability and transparency at ICANN. An issues paper summarising these
comments was posted in January this year (
http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-26jan07b.htm). Based on the
feedback that was received and the input from the One World Trust report on
accountability and transparency
a draft set of Frameworks and principles was released for comment in June.

A panel discussion and consultation session was conducted at the San Juan
meeting and a public comment forum was opened on the website (
A summary of the all comments received was posted recently (

*Next Steps*

Based on this comment and discussion, this revised set of Frameworks and
Principles is being posted for further community consultation. A public
comment forum will be opened on the website and we will take comments
through 12 November. There will also be a consultation session at the Los
Angeles meeting to allow attendees at the meeting to take part in a
discussion of the revised principles. This will be held on Wednesday 30
October between 1530 and 1700 hours.

The Frameworks and Principles will be revised based on the feedback that is
received and it is hoped that a final version will be submitted to the Board
for approval at their December meeting.

The key changes between this version and previous version are as follows:

*Financial Accountability at ICANN*

   - A separate section on external audit has been included

*Dispute Resolution at ICANN*

   - Small changes to clarify meaning
   - An additional section on registry and registrar dispute resolution
   has been included

*ICANN Consultation Principles*

   - Several small changes to clarify meaning
   - Changes in response to community comment

*ICANN Translation Principles*

   - Significantly rewritten based on feedback and work progressed by
   ICANN staff translation committee.

*ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior*

   - Renamed to ensure that the standards listed apply to all forms of
   exchange within the community
   - Small changes to clarify meaning
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