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TheDomains: MarkMonitor & Verisign Expect 1,000 – 1,500 New gTLD Applications In 1st Round (...) - #newTLDs #ICANN

Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) attended the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) USA meeting yesterday at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, DC where the afternoon keynote address was by Larry Strickling, the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Administrator. You can read Mr. Corwin recap of that speech on the ICA site . However prior to the speech, Mr. Corwin reports there was a session held on the new gTLD program at which Fred Felman of Mark Monitor spoke as well as Pat Kane of Verisign. According to Mr. Corwin, both Fred and Pat said based on confidential feedback, they expected 1,000-1,500 applications for new gTLDs in the first round next year, and that 2/3 of these were likely to be .brand applications. Yes 1,000-1,500 applications for new gTLD’s. ICANN has previously stated that it would not approve more than 1,000 new gTLD in...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/07/19/markmonitor-verisign...

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