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Initial Report on the Third ccNSO Policy Development Process (ccPDP3): Retirement of ccTLDs

3 March 2021

Open Date: 3 March 2021 Close Date: 14 April 2021
Originating Organization: ccNSO

Policy Development, Top-Level Domains, Security/Stability

Brief Overview:

The purpose of this Initial Report is to seek community response and input on the following two (2) questions:

  1. To expedite the ccNSO decision-making on the proposed recommended policy for the Retirement of ccTLDs, it is proposed to separate Part 1 (on the Retirement of ccTLDs) from Part 2 (on Review Mechanism). Are there any concerns separating the two policy development efforts: Retirement of ccTLDs (Part 1) and Review Mechanism (Part 2)?
  2. Related, are there any major concerns with respect to the proposed recommendation for the retirement policy, which have not been raised before or are inadequately addressed in the final paper?
Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccpdp3-1-retirement-cctlds-2021-03-03-en


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