ICANN Board Creates Working Group on Anti-Harassment

The ICANN Board Working Group on Anti-Harassment was created by the Board in resolution 2019.01.16.01 to oversee a review of the community’s understanding of the existing Community Anti-Harassment Policy and the procedures and practices that follow from it.

The working group is a subset of the ICANN Board. Any recommendations it develops shall be presented to the entire Board for review and consideration.

Suggestions for improvements to existing procedures and practices in the implementation of the current Anti-Harassment Policy will be informed through dialogue and in consultation with the community.

The members of the working group are: Becky Burr, Chris Disspain, Avri Doria, Rafael Lito Ibarra, Manal Ismail, Merike Kaeo, and Tripti Sinha. Sarah Deutsch will serve as Chair of the working group.

The Board is committed to enabling a culture of trust and mutual respect in efforts to prevent harassment in ICANN‘s multistakeholder community.


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 a 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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