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.

GNSO Improvements

Open: 19 October 07
Closed: 30 November 07

Explanation:The Board Governance Committee’s GNSO Review Working Group has issued a comprehensive proposal to improve the effectiveness of the GNSO, including its policy activities, structure, operations and communications. The GNSO Improvements Report reflects the Working Group’s examination of many aspects of the GNSO’s functioning, including the use of working groups and the overall policy development process (PDP), and the structure of the GNSO Council and its constituencies.

That process has now reached a final report stage. As such it is being put out for public comment, and will also be discussed at the upcoming Los Angeles meeting on 29 October at 11am. The LA forum discussion and public comments will be considered and a final report will be presented to the full Board Governance Committee and the Board. As the community and the Board consider the proposals outlined in the Report, it is important to keep in mind that this is an evolutionary process intended to reflect the importance of the GNSO to ICANN and to build upon the GNSO’s successes to date.

You can read a summary of the report here [pdf], the full report here [pdf], and a webpage dedicated to the process can be found here.

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