preliminary comments on the time provided for consideration, understanding, feedback, and consultation on the Strategic Plan
I appreciate that ICANN has posted the Strategic Plan for community review and consideration and comment. However, I note that the time provided to the Community for comment is not adequate. ICANN proposes a two month comment period, but there are multiple intervening periods of time when major parts of the concerned and interested community members are not available - due to travel to the ICANN Public/Board meeting; holidays in most regions of the world. I would suspect that at least 3 weeks of the 8 week period that is provided for in the timeline is not actually available to most interested parties, whether they are corporations, individuals, or NGOs, or governmental representatives. I'm sure this is an unfortunate outcome of over scheduling. However, the Strategic Plan deserves full consideration and the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Strategic Plan. ICANN should reconsider the time suggested for the public comment process and extend it in order to provide for bottom up consideration and consultation with the global community.