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Public Comments

A vital part of ICANN's open and transparent process is the opportunity for the Internet communities around the world to participate and voice their opinion via on-going Public Comment forums on various ICANN policies and developments, such as the proposed expansion of New gTLDs.

On this page you will find all relevant public comment forums applicable to the Program as well as an archive of closed forums. You will also be able to access the various reports and analyses that are prepared by staff in response to the public’s feedback and comments.

For all ICANN Public Comments, go to: http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/


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Draft Applicant Guidebooks (AGB), Public Comments, Summary & Analyses

AGB Versions & Excerpts Public Comment Forum Dates & Links Analyses & Reports
Applicant Guidebook – April 2011 Discussion Draft [6.18 MB] Public Comment Forum
(closes on 15 May 11)
Summary & Analysis [1.10 MB]
Proposed Final Applicant Guidebook [3.02 MB] (Nov 10) Public Comment Forum
(closed on 15 Jan 11)
Summary & Analysis [1.11 MB]
Draft Applicant Guidebook, version 4 [4.67 MB] (May 10) Public Comment Forum
(closed on 21 Jul 10)
Summary & Analysis [1.4 MB]
Draft Applicant Guidebook, version 3 [1.59 MB] (Oct 09) Public Comment Forum
(closed on 22 Nov 09)
Summary & Analysis [1.13 MB]
Excerpts (May 09)
Note: In May 2009, ICANN did not release a version 3 of the Draft Applicant Guidebook. Instead, ICANN released a series of Excerpts organized per module.
Public Comment Forum
(closed on 20 Jul 09)
Excerpts Public Comments Analysis Report [390 KB]
Draft Applicant Guidebook, version 2 [1.32 MB] (Feb 09) Public Comment Forum
(closed on 13 Apr 09)
AGB v2 Public Comments Analysis Report [1.52 MB]
Draft Applicant Guidebook version 1 [1.24 MB] (Oct 08) Public Comment Forum
(closed on 15 Dec 08)
AGB v1 Public Comments Analysis Report [589 KB] (Feb 09)


Other Relevant Public Comments

Title Document Public Comment Forum Dates & Links Analyses & Reports
How Do We Raise Global Awareness of New gTLDs? New gTLDs Communications Plan - Working Draft [PDF, 486 KB] Public Comment Forum
(closed on 15 Jul 11)
Report of Public Comments [115 KB]
Economic Analysis – Phase II Report Economic Study Phase II Report [782 K B] Public Comment Forum
(closed on 15 Jan 11)
Summary/analysis of comments [267 KB]
Summary of the Impact of Root Zone Scaling Summary of the Impact of Root Zone Scaling [958 KB] Public Comment Forum
(closed on 15 Jan 11)
Summary/analysis of comments [159 KB]
Milestone Report & Addenda: Joint SO/AC Working Group on Applicant Support Addenda – Final Milestone Report Joint SO/AC New gTLD Applicant Support Working Group (WG) [1.07 MB] Public Comment Forum
(closed on 15 Jan 11)
Summary/analysis of comments [19 KB]
Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs [1.09 MB] Public Comment Forum
(closed on 15 Jan 11)
Summary/analysis of comments [36 KB]
Expressions of Interest   Public Comment Forum: Expressions of Interest in New gTLDs (closed on 11 Dec 09) Summary/analysis of comments [157 KB]
New gTLD Program: Aspects of an Expressions of Interest and PreRegistration Model [190 KB] Public Comment Forum: New gTLD Program – Draft Expressions of Interest/Pre-Registrations Model (closed on 27 Jan 2010) Summary/analysis of comments [842 KB]
Introduction of New gTLDs – Competition & Pricing Preliminary Report of Dennis Carlton Regarding Impact of New gTLDs on Consumer Welfare [160 KB]

Preliminary Analysis of Dennis Carlton Regarding Price Caps for New gTLD Internet Registries [56 KB]
Public Comment Forum - Preliminary Reports (closed on 17 Apr 09)  
  Report of Dennis Carlton Regarding ICANN’s Proposed Mechanism for Introducing New gTLDs [628 KB]

Comments on Michael Kende's Assessment of Preliminary Reports on Competition and Pricing [52 KB]
Public Comment Forum - Final Reports (closed on 20 Jul 09)  
Root Server Scaling Terms of Reference
[ PDF, 88 KB]
Public Comment Forum (closed on 31 Jul 09) Analysis of Root Zone Scaling Terms of Reference Comments [232 KB]
Trademark Protection Final Report on Trademark Protection in New gTLDs [300 KB]

IRT Final Report Redline [369 KB]

Consultation Summaries: Sydney, New York & London [704 KB]
Public Comment Forum: Special Trademarks Issues Report (closed on 26 Jan 2010)

Public Comment Forum: Trademark Protection (IRT Final Report (closed on 6 Jul 09)
New 7 Oct 09: Analysis of IRT Final Report Comments (Post-Delegation Process and Other Comments) [436 KB]
  Draft IRT Report [243 KB]

Summary Report
Public Comment Forum: Draft Trademark Protection Report (24 May 09)  
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) Report   Public Comment Forum: IDNs: Final Report on Three-Character Requirement and Variant Management (closed on 8 Jan 10)  

Policy Development Process
Note: For public comments received during the policy development process on the introduction of new gTLDs, see http://gnso.icann.org/comments-request/.

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