Data & Metrics for Policy Making Drafting Team

Last year I joined my first ICANN workgroup, well, drafting team to be more precise. Being it

ICANN 44 Wednesday 27th June Prague GNSO Council

ICANN 44 Wednesday 27th June Prague GNSO Council (Photo credit: icannphotos)

my first I must say it was interesting and engaging. The charter for the DMPM was approved by the board.

The 2010 Registration Abuse Policies Working Group (RAPWG) identified the Meta Issue: Uniformity of Reporting which it described as “need for more uniformity in the mechanisms to initiate, track, and analyze policy-violation reports.” The RAPWG recommended in its Final Report that “the GNSO and the larger ICANN community in general, create and support uniform problem-reporting and report-tracking processes.”


The GNSO Council recommended the creation of an Issue Report to further research metrics and reporting needs in hopes to improve the policy development process. The report created by ICANN Staff outlined accomplishments regarding reporting and metrics by the Contractual Compliance function and it also reviewed other reporting sources that may be of relevance. The GNSO Council subsequently adopted the recommendation to form this non-PDP Working Group tasked with exploring opportunities for developing reporting and metrics processes and/or appropriate standardized methodologies that could better inform fact-based policy development and decision making.

It’s going to be interesting to see what the workgroup will do with it. ¬†They are currently seeking volunteers, I thought about joining it but the current ICANN workgroup I am currently involved in consumes a lot of time not to mention that the RAA 2013 implementation is time-consuming also, coupled with the fact that Nominet decided to come up with a new RA also.

Request for volunteers :


Full information and charter that was created after some interesting discussions is available here: