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 (opened from 1 January 2012) 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.
All posts to the ICANN Public Comment Forum follow the ICANN EXPECTED STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR.
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.