Statement by Akram Atallah, COO
The TLD Application System, or TAS, is scheduled to close tomorrow, 30 May 2012, at 23:59 GMT/UTC.
As of today, over 500 applications remain incomplete in TAS - either a complete application has not been submitted, and/or the full fee has not been paid. If you have not completed your application, we urge you to do so in TAS as quickly as possible.
If you are experiencing difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the Customer Service Center for assistance at https://crm-gtld.icann.org/portal-icann/.
ICANN has established the following target dates for the New Generic Top-level Domain program. More information on plans for the announcement of applied-for domain names will be provided soon.
We appreciate the patience and understanding applicants have shown throughout the application process.
|30 May 2012||Application window closes|
|8 June 2012||Batching process begins|
|13 June 2012||Announcement of applied-for domain names ("Reveal Day")
|24-29 June 2012||ICANN's 44th Public Meeting; Prague, Czech Republic|
|28 June 2012||Batching process ends|
|11 July 2012||Batching results announced|
|12 July 2012||Initial evaluations begin|
|12 August 2012||Application comment period ends|
|14-19 October 2012||ICANN's 45th Public Meeting; Toronto, Canada|