ICANN Releases gTLD Initial Evaluation Results

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By Kelly Burke for Intellectual Property Watch

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today began posting the first generic top level domains (gTLDs) to pass Initial Evaluation of its new gTLD programme.

Twenty-seven domains have passed in a variety of languages, all non-English.

According to a press release, ICANN will continue to release results in priority order, in increments of 30 per week, with plans to increase to 100 per week, with hopes that results for all applications will be published by the end of August 2013.

“Applications that pass Initial Evaluation (and that do not face any objections or string contention) will be eligible to proceed to contracting, with execution of the Registry Agreement as early as 23 April 2013,” according to the press release.

ICANN is the domain name system technical oversight body.


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