Call for Expressions of Interest: Standing Panel for ICANN’s Independent Review Process

Today [31 March], ICANN opened a Call for Expressions of Interest for Panelists to serve on the omnibus Standing Panel for ICANN's Independent Review Process (IRP). The deadline to submit Expressions of Interest is 31 July 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Candidates for the IRP omnibus Standing Panel should review the Expressions of Interest document before submission. The document includes the following information:

  • Panel Position Description
  • Required or Highly Preferred Skills
  • Required or Highly Preferred Experience
  • Time Commitment
  • Compensation and Selection

Expressions of Interest should be submitted to:

Background on ICANN's IRP

ICANN's IRP is a form of arbitration, which provides for independent third-party review of ICANN actions alleged by an affected party to be inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws. The IRP is an essential accountability mechanism to hold the ICANN Board and org accountable, and the seating of a Standing Panel to hear these claims is an important component to achieve consistent, binding outcomes.

ICANN committed through its Bylaws that the ICANN community has a role in identifying the final composition of the Standing Panel slate. ICANN org sought input from the Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) on how the community can participate in the process, and the summary of inputs and next steps is available here. ICANN org will follow up through the SOs and ACs shortly to continue the community coordination work.

Submit Your Expression of Interest

ICANN org encourages the ICANN community to circulate the Call for Expressions of Interest broadly across your networks to help us attract a skilled and diverse set of candidates. The deadline is 31 July 2020 at 23:59 UTC and Expressions of Interest should be submitted to:


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

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