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Policy Development Process (PDP) Retirement Working Group

Documents, meeting recordings, and additional information of the Committee can be found on its Wiki Page

Final Report

Proposed Policy for the Retirement of a ccTLD – Final Report


Charter Working Group Retirement of ccTLDs

The goal of the working group (WG) is to report on and recommend a policy for the retirement of the delegated Top Level Domains associated with the country codes assigned to countries and territories listed in the ISO 3166-1 within the framework of the ccNSO Policy Development Process.

The WG is open to members who are representatives of ccTLDs, participants from other stakeholder groups, observers and experts.

Documents and Background Material:

Date Document
31 Jul 2020 Public comment report
31 May 2020 Proposed Policy for the Retirement of ccTLDs – Interim Paper
29 Apr 2020 Interim Paper
01 Apr 2019 Decision Repository ccPDP WG Retirement
11 Feb 2019 ccpdp-ret.policy.2019-01-28.v1.6
29 Jan 2019 ccpdp-ret.policy.2019-01-28.v1.6 (staff produced initial draft)
14 Jun 2018 Overview retirement process.2018-06.14 v3.2
15 May 2018 stakeholderanalysis.2018-05-14 v 2.1
13 Mar 2018 scenario.removal.13 March 2018 v1.25
01 Jan 2018 Overall working method v04 - Jan2018 closed - closed
01 Dec 2017 Scenario change of code element December 2017 version 05 closed - closed
31 Oct 2017 6 ISO 3166 - Akkerhuis
15 Sep 2017 retirementissues.davies
17 Aug 2017 roe.draft.2017-08-17 closed - closed
29 Jun 2017 Background on implementation of ccTLD eligibility lifecycle – Davies
10 Apr 2017

Call for volunteers ccNSO Policy Development Process Working Group Retirement of ccTLDs(2)

10 Apr 2017 Charter Working Group Retirement ccTLDs
10 Apr 2017 Issues report ccPDP 3 - April 10 2017.docx

Background Material

Relevant Links:

Revised PDP Issue Report (includes Council resolution and revised timeline):

15 March 2017 Council Resolution to initiate the ccPDP:

DRDWG Final report retirement of ccTLDs March 2011:


RFC 1591:

ISO 3166 Online Browsing Platform:

ISO 3166 Country codes