ICANN Posting External Review of Root Zone Change Request Process

ICANN is posting a summary of actions it has taken in response to recommendations made by JAS Communications LLC (JAS), an external consultant, related to ICANN’s IANA functions process. The JAS Evaluation document, “IANA Process for Implementing Root Zone Change Requests – Review and Assessment of Risk Management strategy and Comparison of Implementation Options” [PDF, 1.35 MB], is also posted in order to share with the community the findings and recommendations made by the external consultant and to add transparency to how ICANN manages the IANA functions process.

The review was conducted from August – November 2009 and initial findings were submitted to ICANN on 28 October 2009, with the final Report being delivered on 14 December 2009. This report reflects JAS’s perspective on ICANN’s IANA’s functions processes and procedures. Furthermore, the report was intended to focus solely on the roles and responsibilities of ICANN as the IANA functions operator. ICANN prematurely posted the “IANA Process for Implementing Root Zone Change Requests – Review and Assessment of Risk Management strategy and Comparison of Implementation Options” before reviews were completed, which included pages that were left unintentionally marked “Confidential”. After further internal review, the document is being reposted [PDF, 1.35 MB] with an explanation as to how ICANN addressed the nine recommendations contained in the report.

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