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GNSO Review 360 Assessment: Participate and Make Your Voice Heard!

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LOS ANGELES - The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) serves an important function – it is responsible for developing and recommending to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board substantive policies relating to generic top-level domains.

According to Corporation, the GNSO Review is part of ICANN's commitment to continuous improvement, accountability and transparency. It uses mechanisms and measures to maintain public confidence in the viability, reliability and accountability of ICANN.

ICANN's Bylaws require that its structures, including the GNSO, be reviewed on a five-year cycle. The purpose of the review is to evaluate organizational effectiveness of the GNSO, acknowledge areas that are working well, identify areas that need improvement and affect needed changes.

The quality, validity and acceptance of the GNSO Review and the resulting improvements depend on relevant and useful feedback from a diverse and representative group of people. This is the cornerstone of ICANN's bottom-up multistakeholder model.

View the video of Jennifer Wolfe, GNSO Councilor and Chair of the GNSO Review Working Party
The 360 Assessment, a new component within the organizational reviews, is designed to gather data for an independent examiner, Westlake Governance, to use in the review process and may also inform GNSO self-improvement efforts.

The 360 Assessment is an easy-to-use online tool for the GNSO community, other ICANN structures and community members, the Board and staff to provide valuable feedback to the independent examiner.
To participate in this survey and make your voice heard, please click here:
The 360 Assessment will be live from 4-August-2014 23:59 UTC to 10-September-2014 23:59 UTC.
Translated versions in all UN Languages will be made available shortly.
Informational Webinars

We will hold two webinars to provide an overview of what the 360 Assessment is, how to participate and how it fits into the GNSO Review process, on the following dates:

Date: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 Time: 19:00-20:30 UTC (time converter:
Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2014 Time: 14:00-14:30 UTC (time converter:
The two sessions are duplicates, scheduled to accommodate different time zones.
The webinar will be recorded and available for those who may not be able to join the sessions.

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