To support the implementation of the ATRT Recommendations relating to Public Comment Processes, the ICANN Public Comment landing page (see: http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/) has been redesigned and restructured as of 30 June 2011. The Public Participation Committee (PPC) of the ICANN Board reviewed and approved these changes during its meeting in Singapore, as the first phase of improvements in the public comment process.
The new design is intended to standardize and simplify navigation and the presentation of the content. The information elements have not been altered substantially (other than an addition of Upcoming Public Comments list), but the page contents have been reorganized for uniformity and consistency. In essence, the aim is to place the predominant focus on topics that are OPEN for Public Comments while links are provided to various other categories such as Upcoming, Recently Closed, and the Archived Public Comments. The Upcoming page represents a new concept and is intended to provide the community a preview of potential topics that may be opened in future periods. The current list was compiled with input from ICANN Community Leaders and the ICANN Staff. Once each year, a formal collection and publishing cycle will be launched; thereafter, the list will be updated regularly.
We hope you like the new design and that it makes your work with Public Comments more productive. If you have any comments, suggestions, or other feedback, please write to: email@example.com.