by Akram Atallah | 23 October 2013
by Christine Willett | 21 October 2013
The time has come! Today, the first four domains from ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domains Program were cleared to proceed to delegation. This marks the start of a measured roll out of new gTLDs, which are designed to expand opportunities for businesses, communities and Internet users around the world.
These first new gTLDs, or strings, are:
by Christine Willett | 20 October 2013
After several months of work including input from numerous members of the ICANN community, the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) has taken action on two key issues affecting applicants of the program – GAC Category 2 Advice and Name Collision.
The actions taken by the NGPC enable affected applications to progress through key phases of the program to move forward once again. The resolutions of the NGPC can be found at:
by Christine Willett | 4 October 2013
by Fadi Chehadé | 16 November 2012
This week, I met with a group of stakeholder representatives to work with ICANN staff to complete implementation discussions on the Trademark Clearinghouse and its associated rights protection mechanisms. As I wrote in my previous post from Brussels, these implementation meetings addressed the following topics:
by Fadi Chehadé | 7 November 2012
Last week, I invited a group of stakeholder representatives to work with ICANN on architecture/implementation solutions for the Trademark Clearinghouse. The issues we tackled included:
by New gTLD Customer Service Center | 7 March 2012
Prior to the 12 April 2012 close of the New gTLD application window, an even more important deadline is quickly approaching: 29 March 2012 marks the last possible day to register with ICANN's TLD Application System (TAS) in order to apply for a New gTLD.
As the steward of the global expansion of new generic top-level domains (New gTLDs), ICANN maintains strict confidentiality about applicants and their applications. However, we know from interacting with our community that many applicants have fascinating stories – along with key learnings that could help other applicants.
by Rod Beckstrom | 6 January 2012
On Tuesday 3 January 2012, our executive team met with Michael Salazar, New gTLD Program Director, to review ICANN's readiness to open the application window for the new generic top-level domain program on Thursday, 12 January, as planned.
by New gTLD Customer Service Center | 23 December 2011
Robb Antrobus, Director of New gTLD operations, sat down with us to talk about the process of submitting the application through TAS, and additional information that might be useful for applicants.