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)

Current Fiscal Year 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020


June 2020

      RySG comment - Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan (1 June 2020)

May 2020

   Joint comment RySG/RrSG- Phase 1 initial report RPMs  in all gTLDs (4 May 2020)

      RySG comment on EPDP Phase 2 Addendum to the Initial Report (5 May 2020)

      RySG comment -Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level V2 (12 May 2020)

April 2020


    RySG comment - EPDP Phase 2 Initial Report (14 April 2020)

March 2020

     RySG Comment - Draft Proposal for NextGen@ICANN Program Improvements (31 March 2020)


     RySG Comment - Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report (20 March 2020)


February 2020

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

     RySG comment - Draft FY 21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget (25 February 2020)

     RySG comment - Evolving ICANN's Multi-stakeholder Model Work Plan (25 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)