Public Comment

Public Comment is a vital part of our multistakeholder model. It provides a mechanism for stakeholders to have their opinions and recommendations formally and publicly documented. It is an opportunity for the ICANN community to effect change and improve policies and operations.

Public Comment Solicitation for FY13 Community Travel Support Guidelines

Comment/Reply Periods (*) Important Information Links
Comment Open: 1 June 2012
Comment Close: 22 June 2012
Close Time (UTC): 23:59 UTC Public Comment Announcement
Reply Open: 23 June 2012 To Submit Your Comments (Forum)
Reply Close: 13 July 2012 View Comments Submitted
Close Time (UTC): 23:59 UTC Report of Public Comments
Brief Overview
Originating Organization: ICANN Travel Support
Categories/Tags: Operations-Finances
Purpose (Brief): Purpose to provide community members with the opportunity to review and comment upon proposed FY13 community travel support guidelines.
Current Status: Pending review and comments. Changes in guidelines this year include: (1) New proposed booking and reimbursement procedures; and (2) Inclusion of data on FY13 special SO/AC budget requests approved (one time approvals, not ongoing support).
Next Steps: There will be a Constituency Travel meeting on 26-June-2012 during the Prague meeting to further discuss proposed procedural changes for future travel bookings and reimbursements.
Staff Contact: Steve Antonoff Email:
Detailed Information
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
The proposed travel guidelines are posted each year for community review and comment prior to the next fiscal year. The purpose is to invite comments and questions specifically from the SO/AC community.
Section II: Background
Every year during planning for the next fiscal year budget, the community member travel support guidelines are posted for public review and comment.
Section III: Document and Resource Links
Proposed FY13 Community Travel Support Guidelines [PDF, 316 KB]
Section IV: Additional Information
One addition to this year guidelines is discussion of SO/AC Special Requests for FY13. In addition, a number of modifications to travel policy are proposed.

(*) 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 lapses.