[Newgtld-input] Comment on new gTLD evaluation process

Key-Systems GmbH jtarabay at key-systems.net
Fri Aug 17 18:06:54 UTC 2012

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please find below Key-Systems' comment on the further new gTLD evaluation process.

Key-Systems GmbH
(parent company of KSregistry GmbH and operator of the corporate domain service BrandShelter)

We have consulted with our clients and partners and would suggest to release the new TLDs as follows:

ICANN should sort the applications according to the chosen backend provider. This could save a lot of effort and time during the initial registry evaluation round, as applications using the same backend provider will include similar technical specifications.

The first batch should consist of:

- geoTLDs of public interest (regions, cities, IDNs)
=> Most (if not all) of those TLDs should not be contested as they require a unique letter of support by the governing authority.
The clearly defined communities the TLDs are meant for would benefit from this procedure. Furthermore this definition of a first batch would strengthen ICANN's international approach.

- undisputed single applications
=> This includes applicants who have filed for a string which does not have any contention set.

Strings with contentions should be placed in a second round if the applicants do not find a way to solve the situation within a given two week window.

All applicants should be given the right to opt-out of the first batch, as some of them may have plans to schedule a later TLD launch.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Jamile Tarabay
Marketing & Event Manager

Key-Systems GmbH
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