ICANN: Proposed ICANN Bylaws Amendments—GNSO Policy & Implementation Recommendations

ICANN logoPurpose (Brief): During its meeting on 24 June 2015, the GNSO Council unanimously adopted the recommendations of the GNSO Policy & Implementation Working Group (see: gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/policy-implementation-recommendations-01jun15-en.pdf), which was tasked to address a number of questions as they relate to GNSO policy and implementation.

Among others, these recommendations include three proposed new GNSO processes, two of which—the GNSO Guidance Process (GGP) and the GNSO Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP)—require changes to the ICANN Bylaws1 subject to ICANN Board approval. Per its resolution of 28 July 2015 (see: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2015-07-28-en#1.c), the ICANN Board has directed that these proposed changes to the ICANN Bylaws be posted for public comment prior to ICANN Board consideration.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amendments-2015-07-31-en

1These proposed changes to the ICANN Bylaws are accompanied by a GGP and EPDP Manual, which can be found in Annex D and F of the GNSO Policy & Implementation Final Report (see: http://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/policy-implementation-recommendations-01jun15-en.pdf) and would be incorporated into the GNSO Operating Procedures following adoption of the proposed ICANN Bylaws changes by the ICANN Board.

Comment Period Opens on 31 July.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-07-31-en