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.
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GNSO Initial Report on the IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Development Process
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .IKANO, .SAXO, .SCOR, .SANDVIK, .WALTER, .SANDVIKCOROMANT, .VISTA, .VISTAPRINT, .BARCLAYS, .BARCLAYCARD and .HERMES TLDs
Interim Paper Cross-Community Working Group on Use of Names of Countries and Territories as Top Level Domains
Revised Proposed Implementation of GNSO Thick Whois Consensus Policy Requiring Consistent Labeling and Display of RDDS (Whois) Output for All gTLDs
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 Comment is a vital element in ICANN's decision-making process whereby the community is given an opportunity to comment upon proposals initiated by a working group or staff department. Each proceeding is open for at least 40 days. This page contains information about topics that are currently OPEN or have RECENTLY CLOSED.
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Staff Summary Report Inquiry
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