In December, ICANN announced the creation of an Expert Working Group (EWG) on next-generation gTLD registration directory services, as a first step in fulfilling the ICANN Board's directive to help redefine the purpose and provision of gTLD registration data. The work of the EWG is expected to serve as a foundation to help GNSO create a new global policy for the provision of gTLD registration data, as part of a Board requested Policy Development Process (PDP) to be commenced upon the conclusion of the EWG's activities.
After conducting a comprehensive review of issues surrounding the requirements for a next-generation gTLD Registration Directory Service (RDS), the EWG published its Initial Report, FAQs, and opened its consultation period with the ICANN community. In advance of the Buenos Aires Meeting, the EWG will publish a Status Report that highlights the EWG's progress to date and identifies areas where additional community input is needed.
Overview of Session
This an open working meeting of the Expert Working Group. This session is designed to be interactive, and will include break-out sessions led by EWG members to solicit input from the audience on several key issues identified by the EWG. The dialogue will inform the EWG's deliberations as it refines its recommendations for the next generation registration data directory services.
Any community members interested in the EWG work.