Public Comment Opportunities
Public Comment is a mechanism that gives the ICANN community and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide input and feedback. Public Comment is a key part of the policy development process (PDP), allowing for refinement of recommendations before further consideration and potential adoption. Public Comment is also used to guide implementation work, reviews, and operational activities of the ICANN organization.
Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)
Initial Report on the Protections for Certain Red Cross Names in all gTLDs – Policy Amendment Process
In order to keep the community informed about future public comments proceedings, this page provides high-level descriptions for topics that are under consideration with links to relevant documents that can provide more context where applicable. The topics and dates presented are offered as informed predictions of when certain proceedings are expected to open, but should not be relied upon as specific date announcements.
How Public Comment Works
Public comment proceedings feature proposals initiated by a working group or department. Click on a proceeding to learn more about the issue and note key dates in the process.
To learn more about operational consultations, please visit this page.
Submissions and Transparency
Submitting comments requires adherence to the ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior and is subject to the ICANN Terms of Service. All comments and email addresses are captured and displayed in the archive for each proceeding and are visible by the public. Please contact the proceeding facilitator for other submission options.
Summary Report Inquiry
If you believe an error has been made in a public comment summary report, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org identifying the proceeding, explaining the nature of the error, and recommending an appropriate remedy.