[AFRINIC-Announce] Independent Review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Published

AFRINIC Communications comms-announce at afrinic.net
Thu Aug 17 11:58:14 UTC 2017

Dear Colleagues,

ITEMS International (http://www.items.fr/), a Paris-based consultancy firm specializing in strategic consulting in the areas of telecommunications and the Internet, has published its findings of the ASO review (https://www.nro.net/wp-content/uploads/ASO-Review-Report-2017.pdf).

The Number Resource Organization Executive Council (NRO EC), in communication with the ICANN Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC), commissioned (https://www.nro.net/independent-review-of-aso-granted-to-items-international/) the independent review of the ASO to determine whether:

– The ASO has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, and if so, whether any change in the structure or operations of the ASO is desirable to improve its effectiveness in the ICANN structure.
– The ASO is accountable to the Internet number community when carrying out its responsibilities.

The review was conducted over a period of six months, between February and July 2017.

The report has been submitted to the ICANN OEC for a public comment period  (https://www.icann.org/public-comments/aso-review-final-2017-08-08-en) of 30 days ending on September 6th 2017.  Each RIR will also conduct regional consultations to consider the report’s recommendations.

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