RySG Statements and Comments



RySG 2020 Public Comments

RySG 1st Quarter 2020

Public Comments Overview


Public Comments


Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report

  • The RySG provided feedback on the different Recommendations and Suggestions in the ATRT3 Draft Report. The RySG made suggestions to simplify the report, better track work across reviews, and make recommendations more specific and easier to prioritize, for example, by indicating the path between new ATRT3 and related recommendations from ATRT1/ATRT2, providing context on how survey input led to certain recommendations, and including measurable metrics.  The RySG calls for a standard format for review reports.

  • Links: RySG Comment (31 Jan) - ICANN Staff Report on Comments (14 Feb)



Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget



Evolving ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model Work Plan

  • The RySG expressed some disappointment with the final product of the Evolving the Multistakeholder Model project that is light on substance and offers little guidance beyond suggesting which community group should take lead on developing solutions. The RySG asks that community efforts already addressing issues described in the Work Plan be allowed to run their proper course before the ICANN community takes on additional work, most notably the GNSO’s PDP 3.0 and Third Accountability and Transparency Review (ATRT3).

  • Links: RySG Comment (25 Feb)ICANN Staff Report on Comments (27 March)



Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report

  • The RySG does not support the conclusions on next steps, in particular, recommendations for unilateral contract amendments, or pre-determined outcomes of studies or policy work, as they are outside the scope of the SSR2’s work.  The RySG urges the Review Team to refrain from creating its own definitions, in particular definitions of “security threat” and “DNS abuse” in Appendix A of the report. The RySG asks the Review Team to clarify the rationale behind the decision to duplicate the recommendations from a previous Review Team and notes that recommendations would benefit from an explicit statement of the problem they intend to address. The RySG advises to bundle recommendations that are related or form a package and improve prioritization.

The RySG provided feedback on the individual SSR2 recommendations.



Draft Proposal for NextGen@ICANN Program Improvements  

  • The RySG provided feedback the proposed improvements to the NextGen@ICANN Program.  The RySG acknowledges the program’s potential to contribute to improving global awareness and understanding of ICANN’s role and to increasing support for the ICANN multistakeholder model, and prompts to look for synergies and ways to better coordinate with ICANN initiatives focused on increasing participation, such as the Fellowship Program.

Links: RySG Comment (31 March)ICANN Staff Report on Comments (14 April)