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Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs

Open: 6 October 2010
Closed: 5 November 2010

Explanation/Background: ICANN seeks public comment for two documents pertaining to its ongoing efforts to ensure DNS (Domain Name System) stability of in light of potential root zone growth due to the delegation of new gTLDs (generic Top-Level Domains). The 2 documents are: (1) Summary of the Impact of Root Zone Scaling; (2) Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs [PDF, 1.08 MB]. Please see each public fora for comment.

The Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs paper describes the model and rationale for the maximum rate of applications that can be processed over the next few years, essentially limiting the rate of new delegations. Based on the limits inherent in the evaluation process, annual delegation rates are expected to be in the 200-300 range at projected applications rates. More importantly (to inform the root zone scaling issue) the annual delegation rate will not exceed 1,000 per year in any case, no matter how many applications are received. The reasoning and process methodologies are described in the paper.

Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs

Translations of the Summary/Analysis of Comments

Staff member responsible: Karla Valente

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