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

    … these pieces: As you can see, the two biggest time-eaters on the road-map, pushing it into 2017, are a GNSO Policy Development Process (green) and the Affirmation of Commitments Review (yellow). The timetable envisages the PDP, which will focus on what changes need to be made to the program, lasting two and a half years, starting in the first…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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