[council] .net agreement comment period

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed May 11 02:59:28 UTC 2011

Kurt, if that is the (undocumented) current 
practice, it has certainly not been followed with 
any regularity (PEDNR is the one that I *know* 
was handled with more flexibility). Given the 
frailty of our comment process, this is not an 
area where inconsistency and unwritten rules should apply.


At 10/05/2011 10:40 PM, Kurt Pritz wrote:
>Hi Adrian:
>Our current practice is to close at midnight UTC 
>unless otherwise specified. We were following 
>through to close as specified in the comment 
>forum. The email to our web administrator to close was sent well in advance.
>Understanding your point, ICANN will reopen the 
>forum to accept comments through the entire day 
>regardless of timezone. We'll also make it 
>clearer regarding time of closure in future fora.
>Thanks for pointing this out.
>From: Adrian Kinderis [mailto:adrian at ausregistry.com.au]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 06:57 PM
>To: council at gnso.icann.org GNSO <council at gnso.icann.org>
>Subject: [council] .net agreement comment period
>I note with great interest the comment period 
>for the .net agreement has been cut off on the ICANN website at 6.50pm (PDT).
>I believe the timeline stated that it will end 
>“10 May 2011”. The day is not over. Who, 
>from staff, has the itchy finger over there? Is 
>this so that the conspiracy theorists have some content?
>Folks may still want to submit comments at this 
>late hour and I believe they would still have 
>the right to do so within the allocated comment period.
>I also note that there are a number of comment 
>periods that have supposedly passed yet remain opened on the ICANN website.
>Can staff respond to this please and confirm 
>that members of the public have until midnight 
>PDT to send their responses and open the website back up for comments?
>Adrian Kinderis
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