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Interim Report on the Retirement of ccTLDs Soon Available for Public Comment: Register now for the upcoming ccPDP3-ret webinars

21 April 2020

In May 2020, the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Phase 1 Working Group of the third ccNSO Policy Development Process (ccPDP3) will publish its Interim Report for Public Comments. The report focuses on the retirement of country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) and specifically seeks community input on the duration of the retirement process and the procedures leading up to the removal of a ccTLD from the Root Zone.

Webinar #1 | Thu, 23 April 2020 | 21:00 UTC
To join the webinar, register here:

Webinar #2 | Fri, 24 April 2020 | 11:00 UTC
To join the webinar, register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. The presentation, along with the recordings, will be posted here.


The ccPDP3-ret Initial Report will become part of the full set of policy recommendations that the ccNSO presents to the ICANN Board.

  • Phase 1 (ccPDP3-ret)

The working group focusing on the retirement of the delegated country code Top Level Domains. Read more about ccPDP3-ret here.

  • Phase 2 (ccPDP3-rm)

This group - which recently kicked off its work - focuses on the development of a review mechanisms pertaining to decisions regarding the delegation, transfer, revocation and retirement of ccTLDs. For more information, go to the ccPDP3-rm workspace.