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 attached letter is the public comment of TurnCommerce. A summary of the attached letter is provided below.
Under the proposed revisions to the DIDP process, it will ultimately reduce ICANN transparency and accountability. We do not agree with these changes.
The new proposed changes give ICANN tremendously more leeway to not disclose or redact information under extremely generic “catch all” rationale. Updating ICANN’s DIDP process in this manner is not appropriate and going in the wrong direction.
The proposed changes are completely at odds with the reason why this working group was established in the first place – to enhance ICANN accountability.