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ICANN’s Proposed Updates to Existing Rights Protection Mechanisms Documentation

24 August 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new Public Comment proceeding.

This Public Comment proceeding seeks input on the procedural documents concerning the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs), which were updated in accordance with the RPMs Policy Development Process (PDP) Phase 1 Recommendations.

For more information and to participate in this proceeding, please visit this webpage.

Submissions Opening Date: Thursday, 24 August 2023

Submissions Closing Date: Tuesday, 3 October 2023


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