Request for Comments

Last Updated: 5 March 2012

As part of the GNSO's Policy Development Process, a public comment period is mandatory. A list of current PDP issues with open comment periods are listed below.


Public Comment: Proposal to Protect International Red Cross and International Olympic Committee Names at the Top Level in New gTLDs (2 March 2012)

Comments can be posted at: ioc-rcrc-proposal@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/ioc-rcrc-proposal/


Draft Advice Letter on Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, and Competition (23 February 2012)

Comments can be posted at: cctc-draft-advice-letter@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/cctc-draft-advice-letter/


Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Policy Development Process - Recommendation 8 Concerning Standardizing and Clarifying WHOIS Status Messages (21 February 2012)

Comments can be posted at: irtp-b-rec8@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-b-rec8/


Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Policy Development Process - Recommendation 9, Part 2 Concerning a New Provision to Lock and Unlock Domain Names (23 January 2012)

Comments can be posted at: irtp-b-rec9-part2@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-b-rec9-part2/


Preliminary GNSO Issue Report on the Registrar Accreditation Agreement Amendments (12 December 2011)

Comments can be posted at: raa-amendments-prelim-issue-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/raa-amendments-prelim-issue-report/


Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C Policy Development Process (21 November 2011)

Comments can be posted at: irtp-c-charter@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-c-charter/


Preliminary Issue Report on 'Thick' Whois (21 November 2011)

Comments can be posted at: thick-whois-preliminary-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/thick-whois-preliminary-report/


Revisions to Annex A of the Bylaws to Adopt the New GNSO Policy Development Process (4 November 2011)

Comments can be posted at: bylaws-amend-annex-a@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/bylaws-amend-annex-a/


Geographic Regions Review - Draft Final Report (30 September 2011)

Comments can be posted at: geo-regions-draft-final-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/geo-regions-draft-final-report/


Proposed Revisions to Chapters 3 and 4 of the GNSO Council Operating Procedures Relating to Proxy Voting (19 July 2011)

Comments can be posted at: gnso-proxy-voting@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-proxy-voting/


Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part B Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration (8 July 2011)

Comments can be posted at: irtp-b-recommendations@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-b-recommendations/


Public Comment: The GNSO Council is Requesting Your Input on the New GNSO Policy Development Process (9 June 2011)

Comments can be posted at: pdp-final-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/pdp-final-report/


Public Comment: Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the UDRP (27 May 2011)

Comments can be posted at: prelim-report-udrp@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/prelim-report-udrp/


Public Comment Invited on: Proposed Permanent Charter of GNSO's Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group from 6 May through 5 June 2011 (6 May 2011)

Comments can be posted at: ncsg-charter@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/ncsg-charter/


Public Comment: Proposed New GNSO Policy Development Process (21 February 2011)

Comments can be posted at: gnso-pdp-final-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-pdp-final-report/


Public Comment: Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group Presents Its Proposed Final Report (21 February 2011)

Comments can be posted at: pednr-proposed-final-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/pednr-proposed-final-report/


Public Comment: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Working Group Presents Proposed Final Report (21 February 2011)

Comments can be posted at: irtp-b-proposed-final-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-b-proposed-final-report/


Public Comment: GNSO Council Requests Your Input on Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines (18 January 2011)

Comments can be posted at: gnso-wg-guidelines@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-wg-guidelines/


Public Comment: Community Working Group Report on Implementation of GNSO New gTLD Recommendation Number 6 (22 September 2010)

Comments can be posted at: cwg-report-rec6@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/cwg-report-rec6/


The New Policy Development Process - the (PDP) Work Team (WT) Initial Report (31 August 2010)
31 May 2010 comment period extended to 31 August 2010

Comments can be posted at: pdp-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/pdp-initial-report/


Initial Report on Vertical Integration Between Registrars and Registries (12 August 2010)

Comments can be posted at: vi-pdp-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/vi-pdp-initial-report/


Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR) Initial Report (1 August 2010)

Comments can be posted at: pednr-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/pednr-initial-report/


SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support Snapshot (21 July 2010)

Comments can be posted at: joint-wg-snapshot@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/joint-wg-snapshot/


GNSO Council Operations Work Team and Constituency and Stakeholder Group Operations Work Team Recommendations (18 July 2010)

Comments can be posted at: gcot-csg-recommendations@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gcot-csg-recommendations/


Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Initial Report (25 July 2010)

Comments can be posted at: irtp-b-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-b-initial-report/


Draft Changes to String Similarity Review Amendment (2 July 2010)

Comments can be posted at: string-similarity-amendment@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/string-similarity-amendment/


Public Comment: Initial Report on Proposals for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement
28 May 2010 comment period closes on 9 July 2010

Comments can be posted at: raa-improvements2010@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/raa-improvements2010/


The New Policy Development Process - the (PDP) Work Team (WT) Initial Report
31 May 2010 comment period closes on 15 July 2010

Comments can be posted at: pdp-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/pdp-initial-report/


Public Comment: Community Comment Invited on Recommended New GNSO Work Prioritization Process (23 April 2010)

Comments can be posted at: work-prioritization@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/work-prioritization/


Public Comment: Community Comment Invited on the Communications and Coordination Work Team (CCT) Final Consolidated Recommendations (23 April 2010)

Comments can be posted at: cct-recommendations@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/cct-recommendations/


Public Comment: GNSO Policy Development Process on Vertical Integration Between Registries and Registrars (29 March 2010)

Comments can be posted at: pdp-vertical-integration@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/pdp-vertical-integration/


Public Comment: Registration Abuse Addressed
Registration Abuse Policies Working Group Publishes Initial Report
(12 February 2010)

Comments can be posted at: rap-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/rap-initial-report/


Public Comment: Your Input Requested on Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines (5 February 2010)

Comments can be posted at: working-group-guidelines@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/working-group-guidelines/


Public Comment: Amendment of the GNSO Operating Procedures on the 2010 Selection Process for ICANN Board Seat 13 (28 January 2010)

Comments can be posted at: op-procedures-amendment-2010@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/op-procedures-amendment-2010/


Public Comment: Recommended GNSO Council Operating Procedures Available for Review And Comment

Comments can be posted at: gnso-operating-procedures-2009@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-operating-procedures-2009/


Public Comments can be provided in 6 UN languages until 5 October on the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Policy Development Process

Comments can be posted at: irtp-b@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-b/


Public Comment: Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery

Comments can be posted at: pednr-wg-questions@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/pednr-wg-questions/


Request for comments on Initial Report on Fast Flux Hosting

Comments can be posted at: fast-flux-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/fast-flux-initial-report/


Request for comments on Initial Report on the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (Part A)

Comments can be posted at: irtp-initial-report@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-initial-report/


Request for comments on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Issues - Part A 'New IRTP Issues'

Information can be posted at new-irtp-issues@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/new-irtp-issues/.


Request for comments on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy - Denial of Transfers (Reasons #8 and #9) - closed 18 July 2008

Information can be posted at irtp-denial-89@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/irtp-denial-89


Request for comments on Top Level GNSO Improvements Implementation Plan - closed 17 July 2008

Information can be posted at gnso-tlp@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-tlp


Request for comments on Domain Tasting motion - closed 21 May 2008

Information can be posted at dt-motion-21may08@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/dt-motion-21may08/


Request for comments on Absentee voting - closed 21 May 2008

Information can be posted at absentee-voting-2008@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/absentee-voting-2008/


Request for Information on Domain Tasting - Closed

Information can be posted at rfi-domaintasting@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/rfi-domaintasting/


GNSO Consideration of Proposed Changes to WHOIS - 14 September 2007 -Closed

Comments can be posted at: whois-comments-2007@icann.org.

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-comments-2007/.


GNSO Consideration of Proposed Changes to WHOIS - 15 October 2007 - Closed

Comments can be posted at: whois-comments-2007@icann.org.

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-comments-2007/.


GNSO Initial Report on Domain Tasting - 7 January 2008 - 28 January 2008 - Closed

Comments can be posted at: domain-tasting-2008@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/domain-tasting-2008/


GNSO Council Invites Recommendations for Future Studies on WHOIS - 8 January 2008 - 15 February - Closed

Comments can be posted at: whois-comments-2008@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-comments-2008/


GNSO Improvements Report 2008 - 25 February 2008 - 25 March 2008

Comments can be posted at: gnso-improvements-report-2008@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-improvements-report-2008/


ICANN's GNSO Solicits Public Comments on Draft Resolution to Curb Domain Tasting - 7 March 2008 to 28 March 2008

Comments can be posted at: domain-tasting-motion@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/domain-tasting-motion/


GNSO Initial Report on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy: Clarification of Reasons for Denial - 17 March 2008 - 7 April 2008

Comments can be posted at: transfer-policy-2008@icann.org

Comments are archived at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/transfer-policy-2008/


ICANN Launches Latest Consultation on New Top-Level Domains

Comments can be posted at gtldfinalreport-2007@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/gtldfinalreport-2007/.


ICANN Opens Public Comment Period on Policy Development Process on Policies for Contractual Conditions: Existing Registries

Comments can be posted at pdp-feb06-comments@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-services-comments.


Preliminary Task Force Report on Whois Services

Comments can be posted at whois-services-comments@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-services-comments.


Comments Sought on New gTLD Initial Report - 28 July 2006

Comments can be posted at newgtlds-comments@icann.org.

Comments are archived at http://forum.icann.org/lists/newgtlds-comments.


PDP for GNSO Policies for IDN TLDs

Comments on the report can be posted to idn-tlds-comments@icann.org.

Comments archives at http://forum.icann.org/lists/idn-tlds-comments.


PDP for GNSO Policies for contractual conditions, existing gTLDs

A public comment period is now open for the Terms of Reference for this PDP.
Please note that the comment period has been extended to 30 April 2006

Please submit comments to: gtld-policies-tor@icann.org.

Comment archives at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gtld-policies-tor.


New gTLDs PDP

GNSO DRAFT Initial Report -- Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains
Public comments are open from 20 February to 13 March 2006
Submit comments at new-gtlds-pdp-initial-report@icann.org.
Comment archives are at http://forum.icann.org/lists/new-gtlds-pdp-initial-report.


Whois Task Force

The Whois Task Force has published their Final Preliminary Task Force Report on the Purpose of Whois (PDF). Comments are sought; the comment period is from 19 January 2006 to 08 February 2006. Comments may be submitted to the email address whois-comments@icann.org. Archives of the comments are at http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-comments/


Extension of Public Comment Period on GNSO New gTLDs Policy Development Process to 31 January 2006

In order to enable interested parties to prepare substantive comments on the identified issue areas in this policy development process, the deadline for comments has been extended to 31 January 2006.

In addition, a call for substantive papers on the topics in the Terms of Reference, for posting and consideration for oral presentations to the GNSO, will be issued shortly with the same deadline of 31 January 2006.

Submit comments at new-gtlds-pdp-comments@icann.org. Comment archives are at http://forum.icann.org/lists/new-gtlds-pdp-comments

The comment period goes from 6 December 2005 to 9 January 2006.

Issues Report


ICANN Announcement and Terms of Reference for New gTLDs


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