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ICANN chair says new TLD guidebook could be final by December

Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of the ICANN board, thinks there’s a chance that the Applicant Guidebook for new top-level domains could be ready by ICANN’s next meeting, set for Cartagena in early December.

The board resolved in Brussels on Friday to turn its September two-day retreat into a special meeting focussed on knocking the DAG into shape.
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.ORG Becomes First Generic Top-Level Domain to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security Protocol (DNSSEC)

ICANN 38, Brussels:

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has taken the final step to become the first generic top-level domain (gTLD) to offer full deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC.


DNSSEC becomes a reality today at ICANN Brussels


by Ram Mohan

Attendees at the public ICANN meeting in Brussels today heard from over two dozen companies that have implemented or are planning to support DNSSEC, the next-generation standard protocol for secured domain names. It is clearer than ever before that DNSSEC is becoming a reality.

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Reading ICANN’s gTLD Budget

Good News for Applicants – Antony Van Couvering

ICANN reveals that it expects just 5% of applications to fail the initial evaluations, and another 5% to request refunds prior to the end of the evaluation stage. This means that they’re intending to pass approximately 90% of the applications — in other words, ICANN’s intent is not to fail applications by finding trivial faults, but rather to simply make sure that they’re operationally and financially sound. That is excellent news.

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