31 Jan '12, 3pm

ICANN’s Beckstrom Update On #NewgTLDs Program #ICANN > Good summary!

I just listened in to a call with the CEO of ICANN Rod Beckstrom, on an update on the new gTLD program he gave to some bloggers. “For us, No news is good news, things are running smoothly we have not encountered any major technical or service issues.” Beyond that Mr. Beckstrom was unwilling to give any updated numbers in terms of the number of applications submitted or the number of companies that had paid the $5,000 for the spot to file and application. ICANN has previously stated that 25 companies had paid the $5K fee. Today Mr. Beckstrom wouldn’t disclose how many application fees of $180K (less the $5K fee for the spot online to file) have been received. Another uncertainty in the process is the selection of the company(s) that will handle the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) and whether any company will be willing to undertake hearing those for the published goal of $30...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/01/31/icanns-beckstrom-upd...

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