06 Feb '13, 4pm

ICANN Opens Comment Period On Closed Generic New gTLD’s

Well ICANN is addressing what has become the hottest topic of the new gTLD program by just opened the comment period on the subject of “closed generic” gTLD applications and whether specific requirements should be adopted corresponding to this type of application. Stakeholder views are invited to help define and consider this issue. In particular, comments would be helpful in regard to proposed objective criteria for: Classifying certain applications as “closed generic” TLDs, i.e., how to determine whether a string is generic, and determining the circumstances under which a particular TLD operator should be permitted to adopt “open” or “closed” registration policies. The New gTLD Program Committee of the ICANN Board of Directors has discussed this issue and has also directed completion of a set of focused research and analysis items to inform any possible action to be take...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/02/06/icann-opens-comment-...

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