9 comment periods end tomorrow — but commenting is light.
Nine different open comment subjects at ICANN close tomorrow — and four of them don’t have a single comment.
Despite comment period overload, I’m surprised to see certain communities not getting involved in the process. For example, two of the subjects that don’t have any comments concern Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). ICANN’s decisions around IDNs will greatly impact those domainers who have invested heavily in IDNs.
I would think that, had I invested a lot of money in IDNs, I’d care if ICANN relaxes the three character requirement for TLDs and what it decides to do with variants. But then again, many IDN investors are still under the false assumption that IDN gTLDs will be fast-tracked ahead of the new gTLD process, or even that they’ll get IDN TLD equivalents of their existing second level domain names for free.
If you’ve never submitted a comment to ICANN, it’s really easy. Just go here to see all of the open comment periods and how to submit your comment.