Second Round

  • Next new gTLD round could start sooner than expected

    … as the reviews are still underway and the PDP is in its initial stages of work, but if any consideration has been given in relation to whether a future application process could proceed while policy work continues and be iteratively applied to the process for allocating new gTLDs, or that a set of critical issues could be identified…

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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…

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  • 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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