Category Archives: TLD news

Pre-Delegation Testing Provider for New gTLDs – Request for Proposals

ICANN is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) [PDF, 361 KB] to identify one or more providers for the Pre-Delegation testing that is specified in the gTLD Applicant Guidebook. (read more…)

In his opening speech, Chehadé announced far-reaching reforms, and asked the ICANN community for support. “There is much to be done”, the Egyptian who was born in the Lebanon, who lives in the United States and has a management career in the IT industry behind them, raised. He wants to change the culture of the Organization as a whole. (more…)

New gTLD Applicant Support Program

ICANN newsICANN is introducing  public comment the implementation plans for the gTLD Applicant Support Program. Among other goals, the program seeks to provide financial assistance to applicants demonstrating financial need in order to succeed as a new gTLD applicant and registry operator, and also a mission to operate in the public interest. The public comment period starts from 20.12.2011 and ends on 10 January 2012.

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New gTLDS: Briefing Papers for ICANN Board-GAC Consultations

In preparation for the ICANN Board-GAC consultation in Brussels on 28 February and 1 March 2011, ICANN has prepared briefing papers to address the 12 topics identified in the GAC’s Cartagena communiqué as “…outstanding and require additional discussion between the Board and the GAC.” As some of the topics were considered to overlap or be inter-related, more than one topic is covered in some of the briefing papers.

The aim of the briefing papers is to identify the areas of difference which remain between the ICANN Board and the GAC on the nominated topics to focus the discussion on the issues in Brussels.(more…)