ICANN CCWG-Accountability: Recommendations to Improve ICANN’s Transparency

21 Feb 2017 - 10 Apr 2017


The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) is seeking community input on a set of recommendations aimed to improve the transparency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The draft recommendations were developed by the CCWG-Accountability as part of its Work Stream 2 (WS2).

The document contains 21 draft recommendations on improving ICANN‘s Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (DIDP), an overarching recommendation on improving the transparency of ICANN‘s Interactions with Governments, 3 recommendations on improving the transparency of Board Deliberations and 8 recommendation on improving Whistleblower Protection.

Following the public comment period the inputs will be analysed by the CCWG-Accountability WS2 who will consider amending its recommendations in light of the comments received and will publish a report on the results of the public consultation. If significant changes are required as a result of the public consultation the CCWG-Accountability WS2 may opt to have a second public consultation on the amended recommendations. If there are no significant changes required, the CCWG-Accountability WS2 will forward the final recommendations on improving ICANN‘s transparency to its Chartering Organisations for approval and then to the ICANN Board for consideration and adoption.

To contribute to the consultation, visit the dedicated webpage.