[arin-announce] ASO Use of Empowered Community Powers for ICANN Fundamental Bylaw Change

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Nov 12 15:00:05 EST 2019

Posted on behalf of the Number Resource Organization Executive Council

On 13 September 2019, the NRO (fulling the role of the Address 
Supporting Organization – ASO) received an ICANN Board Notice of Board 
Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding the IANA Naming 
Function Review Composition.

The notice states:

     “Moving forward with the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Process is in 
direct response to the request of the ccNSO Council, and also supports 
the new accountability and oversight mechanisms designed by the 
community in the IANA Stewardship Transition Process.

     The IANA Naming Function Review is an important part of the 
accountability and oversight of IANA’s performance of the Naming 
Function and was a key aspect of the Transition proposal. During the 
pendency of Bylaws’ change process to date, the ccNSO Council was 
eventually able, through considerable effort and perseverance, to locate 
a non-ccNSO member ccTLD manager to serve on the current IANA Naming 
Function Review Team However the ccNSO Council is likely to be unable to 
complete the required composition of the IANA Naming Function Review 
Teams in the future unless we continue with this change. Taking this 
action today is a step forward to making sure that the IANA Naming 
Function Reviews can proceed in a manner that the ICANN community 
collectively supports, as will be identified through the Fundamental 
Bylaws process.”

On 3 November 2019, there was an Approval Action Community Forum (during 
ICANN’s 66th public meeting in Montreal) related to this proposed 
Fundamental Bylaw amendment.

In accordance with our role as a Decisional Participant in the Empowered 
Community, the NRO must consider this Fundamental Bylaws change. The 
NRO-EC has reviewed the proposed change and believes that this ICANN 
Bylaws change does not impact the Internet numbers community and allows 
ICANN to remain accountable to its Bylaws-mandated mechanisms.

Intention to Support

The NRO, in keeping with its adopted ASO Procedures for ICANN Empowered 
Community Powers, is informing the Numbers community of completion of 
the community forum at ICANN 66 and the NRO’s intention to support this 
approval action petition.

Community members that wish to provide feedback on the intended action 
may email comments to secretariat at nro.net.

The NRO will consider input received by Monday 25 November, 2019 in 
making its final determination whether to support, oppose or abstain in 
this approval action process.


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