[council] .net agreement comment period
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:
>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
>â10 May 2011â. 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?
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