ICANN's new gTLD program will bring about a dramatic expansion of the Top Level Domain Space with 1930 applications for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) submitted as of the end of the application window in May 2012. Much work has been done since by ICANN’s staff to coordinate the evaluation and processing of these applications. Initial Evaluation results for applications in the first 1200 priorities are now posted. In this session, Christine Willett, Vice President of gTLD Operations will provide updates on the various aspects of the New gTLD Program including Initial Evaluation, objections and dispute resolution, contracting, pre-delegation testing, trademark clearinghouse, and more. New gTLD applicants and anyone interested in the new gTLD program are encouraged to attend.
Who Should Attend? | Applicants, GNSO members, numerous community members