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Request for Proposal for ccNSO Review

02-May-2018 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 442
LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking a provider to conduct an independent assessment of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO).
 
According to ICANN, the objective of this RFP is to identify an independent examiner that can conduct a comprehensive assessment of the ccNSO. This includes, but is not limited to assessments of:
 
• Whether the ccNSO has a continuing purpose within the ICANN structure;
• How effectively the ccNSO fulfills its purpose and whether any change in its structure or operations is desirable to improve the ccNSO's effectiveness; and
• The extent to which the ccNSO as a whole is accountable to its organizations, committees, constituencies, and stakeholder groups.
 
The review is scheduled to take place from August 2018 through July 2019. For a complete overview and timeline for the RFP, please see here [PDF, 107 KB].
 
Indications of interest must be emailed to: ccNSOReview-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 24 May 2018 using ICANN's sourcing tool. Access to the sourcing tool may be requested via the same email address as above.
 
Background
According to the ICANN Bylaws, the ccNSO is responsible for:
 
• Developing and recommending to the Board global policies relating to country-code top-level domains;
• Nurturing consensus across the ccNSO's community, including the name-related activities of ccTLDs;
• Coordinating with other ICANN Supporting Organizations, committees, and constituencies under ICANN;
• Nominating individuals to fill Seats 11 and 12 on the Board; and
• Other responsibilities of the ccNSO as set forth in the Bylaws.
 
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