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.

Proposed ICANN Meeting Dates 2014 - 2016

Open: 21 February 2011
Closed: 8 March 2011


ICANN Meetings - 2014 Calendar Dates [PDF, 187 KB]

While ICANN continues to examine the overall structure of its meeting dates and geographic rotation, it is important to move forward with future planning. In an effort to secure the dates for ICANN meetings through 2016, staff recommendations have been developed for public review and comment.  Approving the meeting dates is important to prevent conflicts with other community events and to allow all participants sufficient time to plan their travel and attendance.

The proposed dates have been selected based on careful avoidance of important holidays, celebrations, and observances around the globe.  Similarly, every effort was made to identify and prevent scheduling conflicts with other community events.

ICANN will not be able to accommodate every request for a date change.  However, in an effort to be fully cognizant of holidays and occasions from countries and religions around the world, we would like to provide an opportunity for comment so the ICANN Public Participation Committee of the Board can move forward with approving the dates.

Staff member responsible: Tanzanica King

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