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A vital element in ICANN's processes is the opportunity for public comment on each substantial piece of work before it is considered for approval. This page contains summary data for topics that are currently OPEN (Last-in-First sequence) with links to relevant announcements, documents, comment locations, and reference sources that can provide fuller descriptions and background information where applicable.

Each public comment topic is subject to a Comment and a Reply period as follows:

  • The official minimum Comment period is 21 days.
  • The official minimum Reply period is 21 days.
  • If no substantive comments are received during the Comment period, then there will be no Reply period.
  • During the Reply period, participants should address previous comments submitted; new posts concerning the topic should not be introduced. When constructing Replies, contributors are asked to cite the original poster's name, comment date, and any particular text that is pertinent.

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Important: Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period ends.

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Open for Comments Now

Title Comment Period Close Date [UTC Time] Reply Period Close Date [UTC Time]
ICANN Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan (FY16 – FY20) 31 May 2014 [23:59] N/A
ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance's Submission to NETMundial 29 April 2014 [23:59] 21 May 2014 [23:59]
Proposal for the Use of Mandatory Policy Advisory Boards for Regulated Industry Sector and Consumer-Trust-Sensitive New gTLD Strings 16 April 2014 [23:59] 7 May 2014 [23:59]
Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections 12 March 2014 [23:59] 3 April 2014 [23:59]
IDN Variant TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 is Now Open for Public Comment 28 March 2014 [23:59] 22 April 2014 [23:59]
Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions 31 March 2014 [23:59] 21 April 2014 [23:59]
Draft Implementation Plan for the WHOIS Online Accuracy and Reporting System 1 April 2014 [23:59] 23 April 2014 [23:59]
Initial Report Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D PDP 3 April 2014 [23:59] 25 April 2014 [23:59]
ICANN Future Meetings Strategy 4 April 2014 [23:59] 25 April 2014 [23:59]
Preliminary Issue Report on Access by IGOs and INGOs to the Curative Rights Protections of the UDRP and URS 14 April 2014 [23:59] 6 May 2014 [23:59]
ICANN Strategy Panels – Draft Reports 30 April 2014 [23:59] n/a
Interim Report Internationalized Registration Data Expert Working Group 5 May 2014 [23:59] 27 May 2014 [23:59]
Call for Public Input: Transition of NTIA's Stewardship of the IANA Functions 8 May 2014 [23:59] n/a

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