ICANN: IANA Naming Function Review: Review Team Members Announced

ICANN announced the 13-member team that will conduct the first IANA Naming Function Review (IFR).

The IFR is a new accountability mechanism created as part of the IANA stewardship transition to ensure that Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) meet the needs and expectations of its naming customers. The IANA Naming Function Review Team (IFRT) will conduct the review in accordance with the scope specified in the ICANN Bylaws, which centers around a review and evaluation of PTI’s performance of the IANA naming function against the contractual requirements in the IANA Naming Function Contract.

The members of the IANA Naming Function Review Team (IFRT) are:

NameRegionSO/AC Nomination
1Frederico NevesLACccNSO
2Peter KochEURccNSO
3Unguec Stephen KangAFccNSO nomination of non-ccNSO ccTLD manager
4Rick WilhelmNARySG
5Jean-Christophe VignesEURRySG
6Kristian ØrmenEURRrSG
7Christian DawsonNACommercial Stakeholder Group
8Tomslin Samme-NlarAFNon-Commercial Stakeholder Group
9Mr. Andreas DlaminiAFGAC
10Patrik FälströmNASSAC
11Suzanne WoolfNARSSAC
12Kaili KanAPALAC
13James GannonEURCSC liaison
14Kim Davies, PTIPTI liaison
15Steve Conte, ICANNICANN liaison

Key Information

  • The IFR does not replace the work of the Customer Standing Committee (CSC), which reviews PTI’s performance of the naming function on a monthly basis to ensure that PTI delivers on the Service Level Agreements specified in the IANA Naming Function Contract.
  • The full scope of the review is available in Section 18 of the ICANN Bylaws.
  • Periodic updates on the progress of the review will be made available on https://www.icann.org and at ICANN Public Meetings.

About Reviews

Reviews are mandated by the ICANN Bylaws and are crucial to the legitimacy and accountability of ICANN. Reviews serve as ICANN‘s progress report to the world; they demonstrate how ICANN delivers on its commitments and identifies areas where ICANN can improve. Specific Reviews are conducted by members of the stakeholder community who look at past processes, actions, and outcomes in order to make recommendations to improve future performance.


ICANN‘s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-09-26-en