Public Comment Period Extended: Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews
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LOS ANGELES – 8 January 2018 – The deadline to submit comments on the Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews [PDF, 692 KB] has been extended until Friday 2 February 23:59 UTC.
The goal of the Bylaws-mandated Operating Standards (see Section 4.6) is to provide for a transparent and consistent review process by documenting rules and procedures. Please note, most procedures detailed in the draft Operating Standards are either based on existing best practices, or on processes that have been adapted from comparable procedures already in existence elsewhere within ICANN. The draft has been prepared taking into account best practices from past and current reviews, and community input received throughout several public consultations.
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.