Acceptable Use Policy
The ICANN Public Comment Forum
is designed to allow members of the global Internet community to communicate online
with each other, and with the ICANN Board of Directors and staff, about issues of
relevance to ICANN's activities. ICANN regularly posts proposals and recommendations
for public review and comment; the Public Comment Forum provides an open, web-based
threaded messaging mechanism by which participants can post, review, and respond
to public comments.
Accordingly, this Acceptable Use Policy is intended to foster
an online environment in which members of the Internet community feel comfortable
posting the views, comments, ideas, insights, and criticisms that are the essential
prerequisites of a vigorous and meaningful debate on the issues.
that this policy will need refinement with experience, and invites comments on it.
Comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BASIC RULE
Users of the
ICANN Public Comment Forum are invited to post messages expressing their views, comments,
ideas, insights, and/or criticisms relating to the subject of the Forum; at the same
time, users should show courtesy and respect to others and must not abuse the Forum.
Following is a non-exclusive summary of abusive conduct that
is considered unacceptable use of the ICANN Public Comment Forum:
addresses, or identities
Personal attacks, threats, slurs, or ad hominem abusive
More than 4 posts in a single forum in
a single 24-hour period
CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE USE
ICANN reserves the
right to enforce this Policy when, in its discretion, it concludes that an individual
or entity has engaged in abusive conduct in connection with the Public Comment Forum.
Upon concluding that an individual or entity has violated the Policy, ICANN may,
in its discretion, remove posted messages.