Now Available: Instructions for Governments to Request Objection Funding

ICANN has released instructions and a request form for eligible governmental entities to request funding for filing objections. The Government Objection Funding Instructions provides the following:

  • Governmental entity eligibility criteria;
  • Instructions to complete the objection funding request form; and
  • Summary of the fund disbursement process

Per the Applicant Guidebook, ICANN guarantees that a minimum of one objection per government will be fully funded by ICANN for approved requests. Governments requesting financial support must submit their applications to newgtld@icann.org no later than 11 March 2013.  The objection filing period closes on 13 March 2013 at 11:59 UTC.

Download the Objection Funding Request Form [DOCX, 159 KB].

Learn more about objection and dispute resolution.