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As the group was working through the preliminaries, the retirement policy was published for public comment<ref>[https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/ccnso-proposed-policy-on-the-retirement-of-cctlds-22-11-2021 ICANN Public Comment Archive - ccNSO Proposed Policy on the Retirement of ccTLDs], initiated November 22, 2021</ref> and the GAC was invited to evaluate and provide advice on the policy.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/botterman-to-ismail-06dec21-en.pdf ICANN Correspondence Archive - Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail], December 6, 2021</ref> There were only four responses to the public comment process, largely positive regarding the policy. The GAC responded in January, noting that they had paid close attention during the PDP and had no objections or concerns.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ismail-to-botterman-31jan22-en.pdf ICANN Correspondence Archive - Manal Ismail to Maarten Botterman], January 31, 2022</ref>
 
As the group was working through the preliminaries, the retirement policy was published for public comment<ref>[https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/ccnso-proposed-policy-on-the-retirement-of-cctlds-22-11-2021 ICANN Public Comment Archive - ccNSO Proposed Policy on the Retirement of ccTLDs], initiated November 22, 2021</ref> and the GAC was invited to evaluate and provide advice on the policy.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/botterman-to-ismail-06dec21-en.pdf ICANN Correspondence Archive - Maarten Botterman to Manal Ismail], December 6, 2021</ref> There were only four responses to the public comment process, largely positive regarding the policy. The GAC responded in January, noting that they had paid close attention during the PDP and had no objections or concerns.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ismail-to-botterman-31jan22-en.pdf ICANN Correspondence Archive - Manal Ismail to Maarten Botterman], January 31, 2022</ref>
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====ccNSO Reactions====
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Poblete's presentation was met with varying degrees of disappointment by the assembled council members. [[Chris Disspain]] requested more information regarding the delay between receipt of the policy and action on the policy. Poblete agreed that the the timeframe for establishing the charter was longer than he anticipated. [[Nick Wenban-Smith]] wondered if "it is just that ICANN is rubbish at everything, and five years is a reasonable time to do something quite simple..." Poblete agreed again, noting that he was part of the PDP process, and was surprised that "yet another" public comment period was needed. [[Stephen Deerhake]] asked Poblete not to take his comments personally, and then commented that
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<blockquote>This grade of inaction, I think, is not only inexcusable, I think it's insulting to the volunteer community as Nick pointed out, has worked a long, long time on this policy. I don't understand why it appears the board got caught flat-footed when this policy was delivered to them. We've been working on it for years. The board's known that - the working group has been the butt of jokes within the board for taking so long, if I understand correctly. So it should not have been a surprise when this policy picked up...pitched up...It would be nice to have some semblance of communication from the board to the working group of any concerns or questions you might have. We've heard nothing.<ref name="74session" />
    
==Implications for Open Use ccTLDs==
 
==Implications for Open Use ccTLDs==
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