ICANN Reaffirms Commitment to Second Round in New gTLD Program

Posted February 10th, 2012

From ICANN News

On 7 February 2012, the ICANN Board reaffirmed ICANN’s commitment to opening a second round of applications in the New gTLD Program as expeditiously as possible.

ICANN will publish a document describing the work plan required prior to initiating a second application window for the New gTLD Program.

It is not possible yet to state a specific date for the second round because of the work ICANN has committed to related to the first round. First, the applications from the first round must be processed, and the amount of applications to be received will not be known until the first-round application window ends. In addition, ICANN previously committed to addressing the recommendations of the Governmental Advisory Committee requirements for assessment of trademark protections and root zone operation as a result of the first round.

In furtherance of the resolution, after the publication of the description of the work plan, ICANN will continue working with the community to refine that work plan.

The full text of the resolution is available on ICANN’s website HERE.

Get the full skinny HERE.

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