RySG Statements and Comments



RySG 2019 Public Comments

RySG 4th Quarter 2019

Public Comments Overview


Public Comments submitted October - December 2019


Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report

  • The RySG refers back to its comments submitted in November 2018 for the recommendations that remained substantially similar to those in the Draft Report. In addition, the RySG cautions that the RT’s recommendations should not lead to the creation of new policy where community-developed policies are already in place or being implemented, and encourages the Board to take stock of ongoing work within the community when considering and prioritizing actions on the RT’s recommendations and refrain from duplicating efforts unnecessarily.

  • Links: RySG Comment (9 Dec) - ICANN Staff Report on Comments (not yet published)


DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets

  • The RySG welcomes the fiscal prudence of the budget that is forecast to only marginally exceed the FY20 forecast but regrets the lack detail and linkage to a strategic plan. The RySG suggests accompanying the draft budget with questions for the community to facilitate input and comment around key expenditure.

  • Links: RySG Comment (26 Nov) – ICANN Staff Report on Comments (not yet published)


Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps

  • The RySG is concerned with the statement in the Implementation Plan that ICANN does not intend to provide budget plans until implementation is underway and urges ICANN Org to balance perceived benefit against anticipated costs when implementing the Board-adopted recommendations. The RySG further provides comments on individual recommendations.

  • Links: RySG Comment (21 Oct)ICANN Staff Report in Comments (10 Dec)


Next Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model

  • The RySG is pleased that the list of issues that are negatively impacting the effectiveness of the MSM is further refined into eight key topics, but disappointed by how long it has taken to get to the phase of developing a plan to address them, and urges ICANN to move expeditiously onto developing and executing the work plan. The RySG provided feedback on the questions posed in the “Next Steps” paper.

  • Links: RySG Comment (14 Oct)ICANN Staff Report on Comments (28 Oct)



Other comment opportunities


Discussion Paper on Developing a Public Interest Framework

  • The RySG provided feedback on the “Discussion Paper on Developing a Public Interest Framework” and raised some concerns about the applicability and ultimate usefulness of such a framework.

  • Links:  RySG Comment (21 October)

Current Fiscal Year 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020



February 2020

     RySG Comment - Proposed Final Report of the gTLD Auction Proceeds CCWG (14 February 2020)

January 2020

     RySG comment - Draft report Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) (31 January 2020)

December 2019

     RySG comment - RDS WHOIS2 Review Team final report (9 December 2019)

November 2019

     RySG comment - Draft PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budget (26 November 2019)

October 2019

      RySG comment - Next Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of ICANN's Multistakeholder Model (14 October 2019)

      RySG comment - CCT RT Accepted Recommendations Implementation Plan and Next Steps (21 October 2019)

      RySG comment- Global Public Interest Framework (21 October 2019)

September 2019

     RySG comment - NextGen@ICANN Community Consultation (9 September 2019)

     RySG comment on ATRT3 Survey (13 September 2019)

August 2019

     RySG comment - Draft Financial Assumptions, Projections and Operating Initiatives for Developement of FY21-25 (5 August 2019)

     RySG comment - Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System (9 August 2019)

     RySG Open Letter to the Community - DNS Abuse (19 August 2019)

     RySG comment- Planning Assumptions for Subsequent Procedures for New gTLDs (30 August 2019)

July 2019

     RySG comment - Process Proposal for Streamlining Organizational Reviews (15 July 2019)


     RySG Comment - Study on Technical Use of Root Zone Label Generation Rules (19 July 2019)

     RySG comment - Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Proposal - IANA Naming Function Review (26 July 2019)