ICANN: Updated Supplementary Procedures for Independent Review Process (IRP)

28 Nov 2016 - 25 Jan 2017


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking community input on Updated Supplementary Procedures (USP) for the ICANN Independent Review Process (IRP), developed per the requirements contained in the final report of the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability, Work Stream 1).

ICANN’s IRP is a dedicated process for independent third-party review of disputes. The CCWG-Accountability recommended the adoption of revised IRP provisions as ICANN fundamental bylaws, as well as the creation, by the ICANN community, of detailed rules for the implementation of the IRP. These recommendations were included in the ICANN revised bylaws (entered into force in October 2016). The IRP Implementation Oversight Team (IOT), created by the CCWG-Accountability in early 2016, has drafted a set of updated Supplementary Procedures for IRP, in collaboration with the ICANN legal team and the external counsel to the CCWG-Accountability. The CCWG-Accountability reviewed these Supplementary Procedures at its 2 November 2016 meeting during the ICANN57 meeting, and approved their publication for community input.

The inputs submitted by the community will be analysed by the IRP IOT, who will consider amending its USP in light of the comments received. 

To contribute to this consultation, visit the dedicated webpage.