Second Round

  • Next new gTLD round could start sooner than expected

    … The ICANN board of directors is wondering whether the next new gTLD application round should kick off sooner than expected. Chair Steve Crocker reached out to the Generic Names Supporting Organization this week to ask whether the next round could start before all GNSO policy work has been completed. Or, he asked, are there any “critical…

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  • ICANN lists the ways the new gTLD program sucked

    … a fairly dry read, and it is probably not as comprehensive as it could be, but it will be required reading for anyone working on policy concerning, or thinking of applying in. the second application round. It concludes, for example, that maybe there should be a right to appeal inconsistent objection rulings. It ponders aloud whether the Community…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Second new gTLD round “possible” but not “probable” in 2016

    … in late 2016 rather than mid-2017. It will depend on how cooperative everybody is feeling and how tricky it is to find consensus on the issues. The AoC review, which will focus on “competition, consumer trust and consumer choice” is a bit harder to gauge. The 2009 Affirmation of Commitments is ICANN’s deal with the US government that gives it some…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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