[Adopted March 4, 1999, pursuant to ICANN Bylaws,
Art. III, Sec. 4(a)]
Any person affected by an action of the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") may request
review or reconsideration of that action by the Board of Directors.
The Board will establish and maintain a Committee of the Board
consisting of not less than three directors to review and consider
any such requests ("Reconsideration Committee"). The
Reconsideration Committee will have the authority to: (i) evaluate
requests for review or reconsideration, (ii) determine whether
a stay of the contested action pending resolution of the request
is appropriate, (iii) conduct whatever factual investigation
is deemed appropriate, (iv) request additional written submissions
from the affected party, or from other parties, and (v) make
a recommendation to the Board of Directors on the merits of the
ICANN will absorb the normal administrative costs of the reconsideration
process. It reserves the right to recover from a party requesting
review or reconsideration any costs which are deemed to be extraordinary
A request for review or reconsideration must be filed within
30 days after (a) the affected party or its affiliate receives
notice of the action, or (b) ICANN posts notice of the action
on its web site, whichever is sooner. Requests for review or
reconsideration must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No particular form is required, but requesting parties must include
at least the following information:
- name, address, and contact information for the requesting
party, including postal and email addresses;
- the specific action of ICANN for which review or reconsideration
- the date of the action;
- the manner by which the requesting party will be affected
by the action;
- whether a temporary stay of the action is requested;
- what specific steps the requesting party asks ICANN to take
- i.e., whether and how the action should be reversed, cancelled,
- the grounds on which the action should be reversed, cancelled,
or modified; and
- any documents the requesting party wishes to submit in support
of its request.
If a temporary stay of the action is requested, the requesting
party should identify what harms will result if the action is
The Reconsideration Committee will endeavor to complete its
work and submit its recommendation to the Board within 30 days
of the filing of the request; its recommendations will be made
public on the ICANN web site. The Board will not be bound to
follow the recommendations of the Reconsideration Committee.
The final decision of the Board will be made public as part of
the minutes of the Board meeting at which it was made.
To protect against abuse of the reconsideration process, a
request for reconsideration may be dismissed by the Reconsideration
Committee where it is repetitive, frivolous, non-substantive,
or otherwise abusive, or where the affected party had an opportunity,
but was unwilling, to participate in the public comment period
relating to the contested action, if applicable. Likewise, the
Reconsideration Committee may dismiss a request when the requesting
party has not shown that it will be "affected" by ICANN's
Questions concerning the layout, construction and
functionality of this site
should be sent to email@example.com.
Page Updated 26-March-99.
(c) 1999 The Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers All rights reserved.