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