Framework for Board Liaisons to Community Groups

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The Framework for Board Liaisons to Community Groups is a set of guidelines outlining how to choose a board liaison and detailing the role.[1]


Board Liaisons provide an interface between the ICANN Community and the ICANN Board. The framework indicates that liaisons should:

  1. Keep the Board/caucus informed of their appointed projects' progress;
  2. Identify potential challenges that could be mitigated by the ICANN Board and/or give the board early warning;
  3. Convey Board input to inform project deliberations; and
  4. Indicate whether recommendations are unlikely to be approved by the ICANN Board, without attempting to dictate a preferred