TLD Application Review Update
(5 October 2000)


  • On Monday, 2 October 2000 the application period for those seeking to sponsor or operate new TLDs ended. A total of 47 applications were received during the application period. ICANN has posted a list of the applicants and the TLD strings they are requesting.
  • ICANN's staff is currently doing an initial review of the applications. This includes:
  • We expect to post most non-confidential portions of applications on the ICANN web site on approximately Wednesday, 11 October 2000. This is a delay from the previous goal of Saturday, 7 October 2000 because (a) we received more applications than assumed in establishing that goal and (b) many applicants have made broad claims of confidentiality that should be resolved before full posting.

Historical Documents

For reference, we continue to make the instructions, application forms, and other materials we provided to the applicants available.

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