19 Sep '12, 1am

gTLDs: 6000 Comments and Nobody Liked Digital Archery: Outgoing Interim ICANN CEO Speaks To WSJ: Before he hande...

gTLDs: 6000 Comments and Nobody Liked Digital Archery: Outgoing Interim ICANN CEO Speaks To WSJ Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:30 David Goldstein Tweet Share Before he handed over the reins to Fadi Chehadé, the then interim CEO of ICANN, Akram Atallah, gave the Wall Street Journal an update on how the generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) process was going. In the interview, Atallah speaks about the difficulty in choosing a system to process new gTLD applications. To process applications, Atallah says ICANN needed "to have a ranking system for applications. The reason we need this is that we are committed to add no more than 1,000 names to the root system [of the Internet] in the year. That does not mean 1,000 in the first day -- it means roughly about 40 applications a week. "So in order to do that we need some kind of ranking. We could not do random selection due to lottery l...

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