Public Comment Opportunities
Public Comment is an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input and feedback on all facets of ICANN’s work. Find and participate in Open community discussions, review past work and browse upcoming topics.
Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) - Input Needed on its Proposed Accountability Enhancements (Work Stream 1)
2nd Draft Proposal of the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions
Proposed Implementation of GNSO PDP Recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part C
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .HONDA, .AXA, .EPSON, .HSBC, .XYZ and .COLLEGE TLDs
GNSO Policy & Implementation Working Group Publishes Initial Recommendations Report for Public Comment
IDN TLDs - LGR Procedure Implementation - Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment
A vital element in ICANN's processes is the opportunity for public comment on each substantial piece of work before it is considered for approval. In order to keep the community informed about future public comments, this page provides summary data for topics that are being considered with links to relevant documents that can provide fuller descriptions and background information where applicable. The topics and dates presented are offered as informed predictions of when certain forums are expected to be initiated, but should not be relied on as specific date announcements.
Upcoming public comments may be found on this page.
How Public Comment Works
Public Comments is a vital element in ICANN's decision-making process whereby the Community is given an opportunity to comment upon topic-specific proposals initiated by a Working Group or Staff Department. Each solicitation is opened for at least 40 days. This page contains information about topics that are currently OPEN (Last-in-First order), have RECENTLY CLOSED or that may be appearing in UPCOMING forums.
Rules & Procedures
The Public Comment Process is facilitated mostly by a team of volunteer Working Groups. Their time is best spent reviewing thoughtful comments that propose actionable modifications.
Commenting on a Public Comment requires Signing Up or Logging In to ICANN.org. That way we can send you updates and report for the Public Comments you're following, both via email and to your homepage. This decision was in direct response to the community's challenge in tracking down Public Comment updates, Reports and Announcements.
Staff Summary Report Inquiry
If you believe an error has been made in a Public Comments Summary Report, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in which you identify the solicitation, explain the nature of the error, and recommend an appropriate remedy.