TLD Application Review
(13 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.
Fourty-four of these applications are still active.
- ICANN has completed the following steps
in its review of applications:
- Acknowledging receipt of applications.
- Reviewing the applications to ensure they
include all the required parts. All applications being considered
now have all the required major parts, though some still appear
to be missing exhibits, postable HTML versions, etc.
- Verifying payment of the application fee.
Two of the 47 applications submitted were not accompanied by
the US $50,000 application fee. These two applications (.number/.tel/.phone
and .wap) have been returned.
- Performing an initial review of confidentiality
requests and contacting applicants to notify them of the disposition
of the request. One of the 47 applications (.nyc) has been withdrawn
because the applicant and ICANN did not agree on treatment of
- ICANN is currently involved in the following
aspects of the review:
- Where an application seeks alternative
or multiple TLD strings, verifying
that it is a single application (i.e. that all parts of the
application apply, without significant variation, to all of the
strings). Applicants submitting materials that constitute more
than one application will be notified in the next several days.
- Posting non-confidential
portions of applications
on the ICANN web site. We are
working to get all the applications posted as soon as possible.
In some cases, we are awaiting resolution of confidentiality
claims so that we can post the application material for public
comment. In other cases, we are working to correct problems with
the electronic versions of applications that were submitted.
We expect the majority of the posting to be completed soon.
- Initial technical, business/financial,
and legal review of applications.
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