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.

Ombudsman Framework

Open: 13 March 09
Closed: 12 April 09

Explanation: A new public comment period opens today on the revised Ombudsman Framework. See [PDF, 588 KB]

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(open until 12 April 2009).

The Ombudsman submitted an initial draft Ombudsman Framework to the Board for approval, which was posted for public comment.

Subsequently, at the Board’s request, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) suggested revisions to the Ombudsman Framework and had several discussions with the Ombudsman about those revisions. The Ombudsman and the BGC have reached agreement on revised language to the Ombudsman Framework and the BGC recommended that the Board approve the posting of the framework for further public comment.

In response to the BGC’s recommendation, at the Board meeting in Mexico City on 6 March 2009, the Board resolved that the Ombudsman Framework as revised be posted for further public comment and considered at the next possible Board meeting or be returned to the BGC for additional consultation.

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Staff member responsible: Amy Stathos

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