Second Round

  • Next new gTLD round could start sooner than expected

    … a second round (or fourth, if you’re a pedant) beginning a whole lot earlier than 2020, given the snail’s pace ICANN and its community moves at. The WG was chartered over half a year ago and the conversations going on are still at a depressingly high level. Perhaps Crocker’s letter is an early indication that board will not be the significant drag factor on the process. Tweet Tagged: gnso, ICANN, new gTLDs, newgtld-wg, second round …

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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

    … If there are any companies clamoring to get on the new gTLD bandwagon, they’ve got some waiting to do. Based on a sketchy timetable published by ICANN this week, it seems unlikely that a second application round will open before 2017, and even that might be optimistic. While ICANN said that “based on current estimates, a subsequent application…

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