Analysis Group Appointed to Conduct Independent Review of the ICANN Nominating Committee
June 16, 2017
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has appointed Analysis Group to conduct an independent review of the ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Mandated by ICANN's Bylaws, the review is part of ICANN's commitment to its own evolution and improvement, accountability, and transparency. The review will be led by Analysis Group Vice President Greg Rafert, who has led several past independent reviews commissioned by ICANN, including the Trademark Clearinghouse Review and a two-phase Economic Study Evaluating Competition in the Domain Name Space. Dr. Rafert will be supported by a team that includes William A. Brown, a professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and Mark Engle, a principal with the Association Management Center in Chicago.
The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with identifying and selecting individuals for ICANN leadership positions. The ICANN Bylaws call for the NomCom to make a specified number of appointments to the ICANN Board of Directors, the Generic Names Supporting Organization Council, the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization Council, and the At-Large Advisory Committee. The selection of Analysis Group as independent examiner followed a rigorous procurement process. The review is expected to conclude in 2018.