08 Jun '11, 6pm

ICANN “Hedge” In Singapore Will Kick off New gTLD Communications Plan

I predict new TLD marketing will start after ICANN’s Singapore meeting this month. Just about everyone — including me — is horrible at predicting what ICANN will do and when it will do it regarding new top level domain names. The only people who’ve been right are those that said “it’s not going to happen at this meeting”. That said, I’m going to take another crack at it. Here’s what I predict for this month’s ICANN meeting in Singapore: ICANN will not have resolved all its differences with GAC. That means it won’t approve a final guidebook. Instead, as it has hinted, it will approve “the new gTLD program” and consider the applicant guidebook a work in progress. This half-ass, middle ground “hedge” will allow ICANN to throw the party Peter Dengate Thrush so desperately wants to have in Singapore for new TLDs. But the mood will be somewhat somber. After all, the party celebr...

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