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''ALAC Statement

Initial Report on the ccNSO PDP Review Mechanism



  1. Phase 1. Develop First Draft
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    Ended: 11 Jan 2023

  2. Phase 2. Open for Comment
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    Ended: 13 Jan 2023

  3. Phase 3. Finalize Final Draft
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    Ended: 17 Jan 2023

  4. Phase 4. ALAC Vote
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    Ended: 22 Jan 2023

  5. Phase 5. Submission
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    Submitted: 23 Jan 2023

Submitted a Statement

Submission due: 23 Jan 2023 23:59 UTC


In December 2015, the ccNSO Council discussed the launch of a formal ccNSO Policy Development Process to address the lack of policy with respect to retirement of ccTLDs and to introduce a Review Mechanism on issues pertaining to the delegation, transfer, revocation, and retirement of ccTLDs. This discussion was grounded in the need to ensure the predictability and legitimacy of decisions with respect to the delegation, transfer, revocation, and retirement of ccTLDs. In March 2017, and in accordance with Annex B section 3 and 4 of the ICANN Bylaws, the ccNSO Council decided to initiate the third (3rd) ccNSO Policy Development Process with the initial focus on developing a policy for Retirement of ccTLDsSee public comment in

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