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[council] FW: ICANN Signed Affirmation Agreement

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  • Subject: [council] FW: ICANN Signed Affirmation Agreement
  • From: Denise Michel <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 14:13:26 -0700
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Denise Michel
VP Policy


Dear ICANN Community Members:

It is my pleasure to inform you that ICANN has signed a permanent "Affirmation 
Agreement" www.icann.org <http://www.icann.org>  with the U.S. Department of 
Commerce that replaces the "Joint Partnership Agreement," which expired on 30 
September 2009. This permanent agreement between ICANN and the U.S. Government, 
which was approved by ICANN's Board and signed by me, affirms our mutual 
commitment to ICANN's bottom-up, consensus-driven model and oversight by the 
global Internet community.

Details of the of Affirmation Agreement can be found on ICANN's homepage, but I 
wanted to call your attention, in particular, to the important role ICANN's 
Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees have in ICANN's future. Under 
the Agreement, SO and AC representatives and ICANN's international stakeholders 
are recognized reviewers who can formally hold ICANN accountable.

For example, from paragraph 9.2 of the Affirmation, with bold added for 
 The review will be performed by volunteer community members and the review 
team will be constituted and published for public comment, and will include the 
following (or their designated nominees): the Chair of the GAC, the CEO of 
ICANN, representatives of the relevant Advisory Committees and Supporting 
Organizations, and independent experts. Composition of the review team will be 
agreed jointly by the Chair of the GAC (in consultation with GAC members) and 
the CEO of ICANN.

This is another step in an amazing trajectory of the Internet's role in 
encouraging openness, innovation, commerce and freedom. I, along with ICANN's 
Board and Staff, look forward to working with you to implement the Agreement.

We appreciate your support in bringing ICANN to this important new step in its 


Rod Beckstrom
President and CEO
Addressing the Global Internet

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