IPC Public Comment on closed generic TLDs - Request for Extension
On behalf of the IPC, we write with regard to the public comment period on the issue of closed generic TLDs. We require additional time and information to evaluate and respond to this issue within our constituency, and therefore make the following requests: 1. ICANN should extend the current comment period, which is set to close on 7 March, 2013, to 21 March, 2013, to provide an opportunity for meaningful community input as required under the Affirmation of Commitments. 1. ICANN must open a Reply period consistent with its standard operating procedures. (see ICANN's public comment homepage at: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment, which states: "Each public comment topic (opened from 1 January 2012) is subject to a Comment and a Reply period..."). 1. Any third-party analysis or independent research commissioned by ICANN in association with this public comment topic should be posted for public review and commentary. Thank you for considering these requests regarding this important subject. If you have any questions, please contact IPC Secretary Claudio Di Gangi at cdigangi@xxxxxxxx<mailto:cdigangi@xxxxxxxx> or IPC Vice President, Steve Metalitz at met@xxxxxxx<mailto:met@xxxxxxx>.