ICANN and US government terminate the Affirmation of Commitments

ICANN and the US Department of Commerce have agreed to  terminate the Affirmation of Commitments (AoI), a 2009 document which outlined the two parties’ responsibilities towards each-other. Among its provisions, the AoI stressed out ICANN’s commitments to openness and transparency, and regular community reviews of its work. As noted by the US government, the termination of the agreement is a consequence of the completion of the IANA stewardship transition and the incorporation of the of the AoC framework into the revised ICANN bylaws.