How Public Comment Works
Public Comment on each substantial piece of community work before it is considered for approval is a vital element in a variety of ICANN's processes. This page contains summary data for topics that are currently OPEN (Last-in-First sequence), have RECENTLY CLOSED or that may be appearing in UPCOMING forums in the near future with links to relevant announcements, documents, comment locations, and reference sources that can provide fuller descriptions and background information where applicable.
Each public comment topic is subject to a Comment and a Reply period as follows:
- The official minimum Comment period is 21 days.
- The official minimum Reply period is 21 days.
- If no substantive comments are received during the Comment period, then there will be no Reply period.
- During the Reply period, participants should address previous comments submitted; new posts concerning the topic should not be introduced. When constructing Replies, contributors are asked to cite the original poster's name, comment date, and any particular text that is pertinent.