Public Comment

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.

Introduction of New Top-Level Domains

Open: 10 August 07
Closed: 30 August 07

Explanation:The introduction of new top-level domains is a core element of ICANN’s mission. The policies which have emerged from the policy development process are central to establishing an open and transparent system for the introduction of new top-level domains.

The draft final report comes in two parts. Part A and Part B.

The public comment period is an opportunity for interested stakeholders to provide commentary on the GNSO’s package of policy recommendations. As a guide, comments that address the following questions would be most useful.

1. Do you have any general comments about the package of principles, proposed policy recommendations and implementation guidelines?
2. Do you have any comments on the selection criteria for new top-level domains (Recommendations 2-9, 20)?
3. Do you have any comments on contractual conditions for new TLD operators (Recommendations 10, 14-19)?
4. Do you have any further comments about any other aspect of the introduction of new top-level domains?

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