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Public Comment: Report of Possible Process Options for Further Consideration of the ICM Application for the .XXX sTLD

26 March 2010

On 19 February 2010, the Independent Review Panel issued its Declaration in the Independent Review filed by ICM Registry challenging ICANN's denial of ICM's application for the .XXX sTLD.

Pursuant to ICANN's Bylaws, the Board of Directors considered the Panel's Declaration at the Board's meeting on 12 March 2010, and directed ICANN's CEO and General Counsel to finalize a report of possible process options for further consideration, and post that report for no less than 45 days of public comment. The Board's resolution on this matter is available at http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-12mar10-en.htm#15. A full transcript of the Board Meeting is also available at http://nbo.icann.org/meetings/nairobi2010/transcript-board-meeting-12mar10-en.txt.

The draft report and explanatory diagrams can be found here:

The Process Going Forward:

At the end of this Public Comment period, ICANN's CEO and General Counsel will review the comments submitted and prepare a summary analysis of the various submissions, to present to the Board for consideration of the possible process options no later than ICANN's 38th International Meeting in Brussels.

Deadline and How to Submit Comments:

ICANN is opening a 45-day public comment, from 26 March through 10 May 2010, and invites community comments on the draft report.

The formal Public Comment Forum Box is located here: http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-201005-en.htm

To Submit Comments: icm-options-report@icann.org

To View Comments: http://forum.icann.org/lists/icm-options-report/

Staff Responsible: John O. Jeffrey, General Counsel and Secretary, ICANN

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