[bc-gnso] Next gTLD Round
psc at vlaw-dc.com
Fri Feb 10 05:51:53 UTC 2012
1. Reaffirmation of second round of applications in New gTLD Program
Prior to the consideration of this item, Board members and liaisons that have been identified as having a potential conflict of interest related to the New gTLD Program were excused from the meeting.
Whereas, the first application window for the New gTLD Program opened on 12 January 2012 and will close on 12 April 2012.
Whereas, the GNSO policy recommendations accepted by the Board on 26 June 2008 stated that ICANN should introduce new gTLDs in rounds.
Whereas, in the process of forming the New gTLD Program, ICANN has committed to undertake certain work prior to initiating a second round of an application window for the New gTLD Program.
Resolved (2012.02.07.05), ICANN is committed to opening a second application window for the New gTLD Program as expeditiously as possible.
Resolved (2012.02.07.06), the Board directs the CEO to publish a document describing the work plan required prior to initiating a second application window for the New gTLD Program, specifically addressing the GAC requirement for assessment of trademark protections and root zone operation, and identifying other prerequisites to the next round of new gTLDs.
Resolved(2012.02.07.07), the Board directs the CEO to continue working with the ICANN community to refine the work plan and address the prerequisites needed to open the second round of new gTLDs.
Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
1155 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
"Luck is the residue of design" -- Branch Rickey
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