Draft new ICANN bylaws are out for public comment

As part of the IANA stewardship transition process, a draft set of new ICANN bylaws was developed by the ICANN legal team and the independent counsel hired to advise the two community working groups that developed the IANA stewardship transition proposal on naming related functions and the proposal of enhancing ICANN’s accountability. The draft bylaws are intended to reflect the changes necessary as a result of the recommendations contained in the IANA stewardship transition proposal and the accountability proposal, which were transmitted to the US Government in early March. A public comment period on these draft bylaws has been launched by ICANN, and it will stay open until 21 March.