[council] Motion re. New gTLD Communications Period
Stéphane Van Gelder
stephane.vangelder at indom.com
Sat Nov 22 12:25:34 UTC 2008
As indicated, I would like to propose a friendly amendment (changes shown in
Stéphane Van Gelder
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Gomes, Chuck
Sent: samedi 22 novembre 2008 01:15
To: Council GNSO
Subject: [council] Motion re. New gTLD Communications Period
I would like to make the following motion (also attached as a Word file) for
consideration at our next Council meeting.
· Implementation Guideline E states, “The application submission date
will be at least four months after the issue of the Request for Proposal and
ICANN will promote the opening of the application round.” (See Final
Report, Part A, Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains, dated 8
August 2007 at
* The intent of the GNSO with regard to Guideline E was to attempt to
ensure that all potential applicants, including those that have not been
active in recent ICANN activities regarding the introduction of new gTLDs,
would be informed of the process and have reasonable time to prepare a
proposal if they so desire.
* The minimum 4-month period for promoting the opening of the
application round is commonly referred to as the ‘Communications Period’.
* Considerable delays have been incurred in the implementation of new
gTLDs and the GNSO wishes to minimize any further delays.
* It appears evident that a second Draft Applicant Guidebook (RFP)
will be posted at some time after the end of the two 45-day public comment
periods related to the initial version of the Guidebook (in English and
· The GNSO Council changes Implementation Guideline E to the
o Best efforts will be made to ensure that the second Draft Applicant
Guidebook is posted for public comment at least 14 days before the first
international meeting of 2009, to be held in Mexico from March 1 to March 6.
o ICANN will initiate the Communications Period at the same time that
the second Draft Applicant Guidebook is posted for public comment.
o The opening of the initial application round will occur no earlier
than four (4) months after the start of the Communications Period and no
earlier than 30 days after the posting of the final Applicant Guidebook
o As applicable, promotions for the opening of the initial application
round will include:
§ Announcement about the public comment period following the posting
of the second Draft Applicant Guidebook (RFP)
§ Information about the steps that will follow the comment period
including approval and posting of the final Applicant Guidebook (RFP)
§ Estimates of when the initial application round will begin.
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