I noticed earlier today that the ICANN public comment period for Phase 1 of the RPM PDP was unreasonably short, going from April 7, 2021 to April 30, 2021, a mere 23 days. As I noted on Twitter:
Can anyone explain why the #ICANN RPM PDP public comment period is only 23 days, whereas historically comment periods are 40+ days? @ICANN @ICANN_GNSO #TheFixIsIn
Compare: April 7 to April 30https://t.co/BGivR1Md7u
vs. historical comment periods:https://t.co/tJWbuiLzZE pic.twitter.com/Uvd99DV6f8
— George Kirikos (@GeorgeKirikos) April 26, 2021
this didn’t make sense, and seemed to me to be an attempt to stifle public input. I submitted a complaint to the relevant ICANN staff, and even submitted a supporting spreadsheet analysis which proved that 23 days is inconsistent with past comment periods.
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