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Beckstrom: ICANN Ready for New gTLD Launch

In a blog entry posted today, ICANN President and CEO Rod Beckstrom affirms that ICANN is ready to begin receiving applications for New gTLDs on 12 January.

His entry also highlights a briefing that ICANN’s Board of Directors held this week regarding new gTLDs. Topics the Board discussed included not only operational readiness for the New gTLD Program, but also the status of plans for timely execution of the GAC requests regarding the Early Warning; application batching process; trademark clearinghouse procedures; planning for a second round; applicant support; and further topics. (read 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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ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet’s Domain Name System

ICANN‘s Board of Directors has approved a plan to usher in one of the biggest changes ever to the Internet’s Domain Name System. The Board vote was 13 approving, 1 opposed, and 2 abstaining. During a special meeting, the Board approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of Internet domain name endings — called generic top-level domains (gTLDs), readmore

Get your questions answered by Bill Clinton at ICANN 40

ICANN announced in a blog post that Bill Clinton‘s talk with the ICANN community will also include questions from the audience .The questions are being accepted via email . All questions will be moderated and must be submitted no later than 10:00 am PST, Tuesday 15 March. However, ICANN announced that there will be a limited amount of time for questions.Therefore,not all questions received will be answered . (read more)