[AfrICANN-discuss] Public Comment: External Review of ICANN/IANA Root Zone Management Process Posted

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 12:20:33 SAST 2010

Public Comment: External Review of ICANN/IANA Root Zone Management Process

7 June 2010

During August and September 2009, ICANN engaged JAS to conduct an external
review of the root zone management process, analyzing the current manual and
proposed automated processes. The results were initially drafted in a report
to ICANN in November 2009, and, with minor language changes, submitted to
the Board IANA Committee in January 2010. Subsequently, JAS re-evaluated the
risk analysis section after the successful ICANN/IANA business continuity
exercise in January. This
859 KB] contains that reconsideration, as well as the initial
analysis. ICANN has committed, both through strategic and operational
planning to ensure that the risks identified are mediated whenever possible.
Through the IANA Business Excellence and Business Continuity Projects,
future process reviews will be undertaken and given the same engaged

ICANN is posting this document to share with the community the findings and
recommendations made by the external reviewer so that they may aid those
developing policy in these areas, and to add transparency to how ICANN
manages the IANA process. A comment
be opened for 45 days with the expectation that any suggestions for
improvement will also be raised in the appropriate SO policy development
process discussions.
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