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.

ACSO Summary Document

Open: 25 August 09
Closed: 24 September 09

Explanation: The joint session of the Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations in Sydney was summarized in a one-page document that included six issues of most concern to the community as well as seven possible solutions.

This comment period is an opportunity for the community to discuss that summary in the expectation that pragmatic solutions can be found.

This comment period is also notable in that it is being used to experiment with new online collaborative software that is being trialed by ICANN staff in an effort to see if the organization can improve its public comment process.

As such, you can email in comments as normal but you will have a far greater opportunity to interact and discuss the summaries as well as propose solution by logging onto the comment period’s discussion space.

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Staff member responsible: Kieren McCarthy

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