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.
The BC believes that it is laudable that the NPOC amended its charter to reflect its current practices, align with its operating procedures, and accommodate its evolving needs, while also accounting for best practices for the GNSO such as the GNSO Operating Procedures, the Work Stream 2 Recommendation 6 from the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), and the ICANN Bylaws.
The Amendments to the Charter are all supported, with the observations and comments described in our attached comment.