More time to weigh in on new top level domain name plan.
ICANN frequently extends the deadline to submit public comments on both major and minor issues. But this is done prior to the comment period ending to give people more time to consider how they want to weigh in.
A number of people requested additional time to comment on the proposed Final Applicant Guidebook for new TLDs but were rebuffed and the comment period ended a week ago.
Now it has risen from the dead. Today ICANN decided to extend the public comment period to January 15.
I suppose some additional worthwhile comments will be generated based on what transpired last Friday at the ICANN board meeting. But those people who rushed to get (perhaps subpar) comments in by last Friday won’t get that time back.