ICANN: Improving Institutional Confidence Plan Published

ICANN logoThe results of a lengthy community consultation to improve institutional confidence in ICANN have been published today for discussion at the Mexico City meeting.

The draft Implementation Plan for Improving Institutional Confidence [PDF, 468K] has been produced by the President’s Strategy Committee and follows extensive research, analysis, deliberation and consultation with the global Internet community.

Following two public comment periods, public sessions at the Paris and Cairo ICANN meetings, and a further five regional consultations in Montevideo, Christchurch, Geneva, Washington DC and Dakar, the Implementation Plan contains 18 detailed recommendations and accompanying materials that respond to community requests for more detailed information about internationalization.

The Implementation Plan complements a number of other documents produced by the President’s Strategy Committee over the past three years.

The recommendations include:

  • To maintain ICANN’s headquarters in the United States
  • To review whether an additional legal presence outside the United States would be advantageous to the organization
  • To strengthen government involvement in ICANN and work with the

Governmental Advisory Committee to facilitate effective consideration of its advice

  • To improve the summary and analysis of public comments
  • To set up a committee of independent experts to propose further Board accountability mechanisms

The draft Implementation Plan will be publicly discussed at a workshop and public forums during the ICANN meeting in Mexico City (1-6 March 2009). It will be the subject of a further online public consultation after the Mexico City meeting.

Full documentation and draft recommendations are published at: http://www.icann.org/en/jpa/iic/index.htm

About the PSC:

The PSC’s role is to give advice to the President and the Board on strategic issues facing ICANN. Since 2006, the PSC’s focus has been on ICANN’s legal status and identity, and regional presence.

Related links:

The Improving Institutional Confidence consultation: http://www.icann.org/en/jpa/iic/index.htm

Public meeting on the Implementation Plan: http://mex.icann.org/node/2809

The President’s Strategy Committee homepages: http://www.icann.org/en/psc/

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