ICANN Resolutions » Posting of Draft Restated ICANN Articles of Incorporation for Public Comment resulting from IANA Stewardship Transition
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the ICANN Board approves the posting of the draft Restated Articles of Incorporation for public comment on the ICANN website as soon as reasonably practicable.
Whereas, on 14 March 2014, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the United States Department of Commerce announced its intention to transition the stewardship of the IANA Functions to the global multistakeholder community.
Whereas, on 10 March 2016, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accepted and transmitted to the NTIA the following transition documents: (i) the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group's IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal, and (ii) the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability's Work Stream 1 Report (collectively, the "Transition Proposals").
Whereas, in addition to requiring changes to the Bylaws, the Transition Proposals also require ICANN's Articles of Incorporation to be modified. ICANN's lawyers, together with the independent law firms hired to assist the community in the development of the Transition Proposals, developed a draft Restated Articles of Incorporation that is agreed to be consistent with those Proposals.
Resolved (2015.05.27.05), the ICANN Board approves the posting of the draft Restated Articles of Incorporation for public comment on the ICANN website as soon as reasonably practicable.
The posting for public comment of these proposed Restated Articles of Incorporation is another required step towards planning for the implementation of the Transition Proposals. These Restated Articles must be adopted prior to any transition of the stewardship of the IANA Functions.
The proposed Restated Articles were developed through a cooperative effort among the ICANN legal team and the CCWG-Accountability and CWG-Stewardship selected independent counsel. The goal was to develop Restated Articles that are consistent with the proposal and implement the required enhancements.
The posting of these Restated Articles for public comment is in line with ICANN's commitment to accountability and transparency. All public comments will be evaluated and presented to the Board for consideration and decision. There are no fiscal impacts in submitting this document for public comment. The posting of these proposed Restated Articles changes is not anticipated to have any impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the DNS.
This is an Organizational Administrative Function for which public comment is not required.