ICANN today introduces a new website with better navigation and new features.
« ICANN is committed to being more transparent and accessible » said Paul Levins, ICANN’s Executive Officer and Vice President, Corporate Affairs. « Reform of our website is a key part of that commitment. »
The site has a new, more useable navigation system and an improved look and feel.
« Importantly, we have included a button in the top navigation that allows people to understand our processes and their timelines more clearly. We have also included a graphical representation of those processes that show where a particular policy discussion or program is on its timeline » Mr Levins said. « This should provide greater certainty and definition and allow people to understand how a decision was made or what stage of development a policy or program is at ».
Any existing bookmarks should still resolve properly because no links have been broken.
The improvement to the website comes in addition to a range of other initiatives taken to inform, be more open and to engage in dialogue with the community. Those include, more comprehensive reporting of Board meeting discussions, a public participation site which allows for remote participation at ICANN meetings, a frequently updated blog, immediate email alerts as announcements break, a weekly newsletter and comprehensive factsheets on topics of interest.
« All these measures help us to be more accountable to the community. There will be further improvements in the future. » Mr Levins said.
ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit responsible for coordinating Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. For more information please visit: www.icann.org .
Source : ICANN