[GTLD-WG] [New gTLD RG] ICANN proposed plan for prioritizing gTLD applications and its impact on the At-Large/ALAC gTLD objection process

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 22:08:37 UTC 2012

Looks good to me on the surface; just pull out the plan to match the new

In any event, I would put this on the agenda for discussion.  Marking time
may be good for optics but is it useful?

- Carlton

Carlton A Samuels
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On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh
<admin at ttcsweb.org>wrote:

> From
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-10oct12-en.htm :
> ICANN is proposing a plan for prioritizing applications through the
> steps leading to delegation. The plan describes assignment of
> priorities through the use of a Draw or Drawing – the priority
> assigned to each application will be used to schedule the release of
> initial evaluation results, pre-delegation testing, and contract
> execution. The proposal seeks to complete processing in an expedited
> manner, serve the public interest and provide an equitable
> prioritization mechanism.
> The plan can be viewed at
> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/batching/drawing-prioritization-10oct12-en.pdf
> One of the impacts of this proposed plan (if adopted by ICANN) is the
> change in date of the objection period which would be March 13 2013
> instead of January 12 2013.
> Such a change would require an rescheduling of dates for the various
> steps in the At-Large/ALAC Objection Process.
> (One Page Summary of the At-Large/ALAC Objection Process:
> https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/34608480/At-Large-Objection-Process-final.pdf
> )
> So the tentative timing of the steps would look like this:
> 1) The gTLD RG seeks comments from At-Large during the Objection
> Period. Comments received from AtLarge are added to the new gTLD
> Dashboard at http://bit.ly/newgtld where other members of the At-Large
> community can read and post further comments.
> 2) Around January 7 2013, the gTLD RG reviews the comments on the new
> gTLD Dashboard and for each gTLD application with At-Large comments,
> the gTLD RG decides whether or not to draft a formal objection
> statement directed to that gTLD application on either limited public
> interest grounds or community grounds or both.
> 3) Where the gTLD RG determines that an objection statement is
> appropriate, the gTLD RG proceeds to draft the objection statement,
> keeping the At-Large community informed via the gTLD Dashboard.
> 4) Around February 1 2012, the gTLD RG publishes final objection
> statements to gTLD applications in a format ready to submit to the
> Dispute Resolution Service Provider (DRSP).
> 5) Each of the 5 Regional At-Large Organisations (RALOs) reviews each
> objection statement and decides whether it supports the filing of the
> objection statement by the ALAC.
> 6) By February 28 2012, each RALO sends to the ALAC its advice on the
> objection statements on whether the RALO supports the filing of an
> objection statement by the ALAC or not.
> 7) 7) Objection statements NOT supported by at least 3 RALOs will not
> be considered by the ALAC. For those objection statements that are
> supported by 3 or more RALOs, the ALAC decides whether to file
> such objection statements to the DRSP. If this is a positive decision,
> then the ALAC (with the support of ICANN) files the objection
> statement to the DRSP before the end of the objection period on March
> 13 2013
> Thoughts? This would certainly be discussed at our next gTLD RG
> meeting on Wednesday Oct 17 2012 during the ICANN Toronto meeting
> Kind Regards
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
> gTLD RG chair
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