ICANN set a deadline for public comments on .xxx of May 10th 2010.
However, for reasons that they have not explained so far, the comment period is still wide open.
As of 10am this morning 12778 comments had been received.
Unfortunately, as has been covered elsewhere, a very large portion of the comments are automated submissions that bring little value to the process ie. a petition would have been more meaningful.
So when will ICANN close the comment period?
How will ICANN staff evaluate the comments? While there are a lot of repetitive comments there are also a lot of comments from individuals (including me) that need to be evaluated.
If ICANN do not get this right then what hope does the organisation have?