ICANN: work set to begin on implementation of the recommendations aimed to enhance the organisation’s accountability

Following the submission of the report on accountability recommendations under Work Stream 1 to the US Government on 10 March, the ICANN community is set to continue work on enhancing ICANN’s accountability, by starting to look into modalities for implementing the initial recommendations, as well as into an additional set recommendations on issues such as: accountability of ICANN staff, accountability of ICANN constituencies, and jurisdictional aspects. A call for volunteers to contribute to this work (also known as ‘work stream 2’) has been launched. Earlier this month, officials in the US government announced that, as the government reviews the IANA stewardship transition proposal and the accountability proposal, it expects ICANN to adopt the bylaw changes that are required for their implementation.