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Work Efforts

At any given time, the GAC works to examine a range of issues related to the functions and responsibilities of ICANN. GAC Members use the information to develop policy positions within their own administrations and the GAC as a whole may try to reach a consensus position on particular matters. Having reached a consensus view, the GAC usually then provides advice to the ICANN Board. This section of the GAC website provides the GAC Working Group Members tools to manage their work, meetings, research and collaborative documents. It also provides an anthology of previous GAC work efforts related to each ICANN topic of interest, which is available to any user to review.

GAC Public Comment Opportunities
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Last Updated: 06 Jan 2021
Status: Active

GAC Public Comment Opportunities:

The purpose of this page is to provide timely information to GAC leadership and membership on public comment opportunities available and to track each step of the public comment process.

The page is aimed to be a one stop place for GAC leadership and GAC Members to view:

  • The GAC’s interest in filing a comment;
  • Tracking the status and priority level of comments to be filed;
  • The link to comments filed – rather than having to search the archives of each public comment proceeding to find a comment submitted by the GAC;
  • Monthly Reports on public comments including decisions to file comments from the GAC; and
  • Upcoming public comment opportunities.

Please note:

  • Open Public Comment Opportunities are listed in the "Ongoing Work" Section of this page, including: public comment proceeding link, open/close date, GAC decision to file comment and reasoning, comment link if applicable. 
  • GAC Filed Public Comments are listed in the "Outcomes" Section of this page. 
  • GAC Public Comment Reports are archived in monthly reports in the "Documentation" section including details listed above (public comment proceeding, open/close dates, GAC decision to file comment and reasoning, comment link if applicable).
  • Upcoming Public Comment Opportunities are listed in the "Related Content" section. 

Ongoing Work

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Current GAC Public Comment Opportunities: 

 

  Recommendations for Early Warning for Root Zone Scaling  Closing 23 Nov. 2020

 

  • GAC Decision to File Comment Y/N:

 

DRAFT PTI and IANA FY22 Operating Plan and Budgets  Closing 30 Nov. 2020

 

  • GAC Decision to File Comment Y/N:

 

Preliminary Issue Report on a Policy Development Process to Review the Transfer Policy - Closing 30 Nov. 2020

 

  • GAC Decision to File Comment Y/N: 

 

IANA Naming Function Review (IFR) Initial Report  - Closing 2 Dec. 2020

 

  • GAC Decision to File Comment Y/N: 

 

 

Recommendations for ICANN’s Root Name Service Strategy and Implementation - Closing 8 Dec. 2020

 

  • GAC Decision to File Comment Y/N: 

 

Outcomes

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GAC Public Comments Filed 2019 Onwards

 

Public Comment Proceedings (linked)

Drafting Responsibility (i.e GAC Participant, WG, leadership, staff, etc)

GAC Participant Volunteer

Date Comment Submitted 

Comment Link

GAC Comments on the latest version of the Community Consultation on ICANN Public Meetings: Recommended Strategic Changes for Future Meetings

GAC/Support Staff

18 Dec 2020

GAC COMMENT

GAC Feedback on Future ICANN Public Meeting Strategies

GAC/Support Staff

30 Nov 2020

GAC COMMENT

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Draft Final Report

GAC Topic Leads/Support Staff

Jorge Cancio, Switzerland

Luisa Paez, Canada

29 Sep 2020

GAC COMMENT

EPDP Phase 2 Final Report

GAC EPDP Representatives

24 Aug 2020

GAC Minority Statement

Enhancing the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model – Next Steps

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

4 Aug 2020

GAC COMMENT

Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Final Report

GAC Support  Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

31 July 2020

GAC COMMENT

Addendum to the Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – Phase 2

PSWG

PSWG

5 May 2020

GAC COMMENT

Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report 

PSWG

PSWG

3 April 2020

GAC COMMENT

Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 2

EPDP Small Group

EPDP SMall Group

24 Mar 2020

GAC COMMENT

Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

26 Feb 2020

GAC COMMENT

Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2024-2028 and Revised Dates in 2022

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

11 Feb 2020

GAC COMMENT

Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report 

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

31 Jan 2020

GAC COMMENT

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report

PSWG

PSWG

23 Dec 2019

GAC COMMENT

Implementation Plan for the GNSO Consensus Policy Relating to the Protection of Certain Red Cross Names

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

10 Dec 2019

GAC COMMENT

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps 

PSWG/USRWG/GAC Focal Group

PSWG/USRWG/GAC Focal Group

21 Oct 2019

GAC COMMENT

Next Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

27 Aug 2019

GAC COMMENT

GNSO Policy Development Process on IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration

GAC Support Staff

Brian Beckham/ Ashley Heineman

20 Aug 2019

GAC COMMENT

Evolving ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

13 June 2019

GAC COMMENT

ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021 – 2025

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

11 Feb 2019

GAC COMMENT

ICANN Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update

GAC Support Staff

Manal Ismail, Egypt

8 Feb 2019

GAC COMMENT

Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level - Supplemental Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process

GAC Support Staff

Olga Cavalli, Argentina

1 Feb 2019

GAC COMMENT

Documentation

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FILTER DOCUMENTS
Title Date Type
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - Nov 2020.pdf
Date: 17 Nov 2020
Type: Report
17 Nov 2020 Report 1605620580000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - Oct 2020.pdf
Date: 31 Oct 2020
Type: Report
31 Oct 2020 Report 1604151420000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - Sep 2020.pdf
Date: 30 Sep 2020
Type: Report
30 Sep 2020 Report 1601472720000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - Aug 2020.pdf
Date: 31 Aug 2020
Type: Report
31 Aug 2020 Report 1598880360000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - July 2020.pdf
Date: 31 Jul 2020
Type: Report
31 Jul 2020 Report 1596202080000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - June 2020.pdf
Date: 30 Jun 2020
Type: Report
30 Jun 2020 Report 1593522720000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - May 2020.pdf
Date: 31 May 2020
Type: Report
31 May 2020 Report 1590930360000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - Apr 2020.pdf
Date: 30 Apr 2020
Type: Report
30 Apr 2020 Report 1588241940000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - Mar 2020.pdf
Date: 31 Mar 2020
Type: Report
31 Mar 2020 Report 1585649820000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - Feb. 2020
Date: 29 Feb 2020
Type: Report
29 Feb 2020 Report 1582975380000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - January 2020
Date: 31 Jan 2020
Type: Report
31 Jan 2020 Report 1580465880000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - December 2019
Date: 16 Dec 2019
Type: Report
16 Dec 2019 Report 1576507020000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - October 2019
Date: 23 Oct 2019
Type: Report
23 Oct 2019 Report 1571836500000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - September 2019.pdf
Date: 12 Sep 2019
Type: Report
12 Sep 2019 Report 1568288520000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - August 2019
Date: 28 Aug 2019
Type: Report
28 Aug 2019 Report 1566982020000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - June 2019
Date: 18 Jun 2019
Type: Report
18 Jun 2019 Report 1560849120000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - May 2019
Date: 30 May 2019
Type: Report
30 May 2019 Report 1559226420000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - April 2019
Date: 30 Apr 2019
Type: Report
30 Apr 2019 Report 1556615100000
GAC Public Comment Opportunities - March 2019
Date: 30 Mar 2019
Type: Report
30 Mar 2019 Report 1553939880000

Related Content

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For Upcoming ICANN Public Comment Proceedings, please visit the ICANN Website.