18 Sep '12, 2pm

ICANN New CEO Interview With WSJ: "Beauty of the Process Is That ICANN Is Not Deciding the Outcome Of Objected Strings"

WSJ.com just published an interview with the new CEO of ICANN Akram Atallah, on how the new gTLD program was going. There were a few Q&A’s that caught my eye “”WSJ : You have had a lot of complaints and objections. Was this expected, and how are you dealing with it?” “AA : Let me first separate comments from objections. There have been zero objections so far. There have been over 6,000 comments. “To apply for an objection you have to have standing, you have to pay a fee, and it goes to a dispute resolution service. Either the applicant is awarded the domain or the objection is upheld and the application stops. This is binding.” “Comments are a different matter. If you put a comment you have to put it to one of the evaluation panels [considering the application]. The comment period is extended to Sept. 26. But you can comment during the life of the panel, but we will not st...

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