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New gTLD Draft Applicant Guidebook, Version 2 (V2)

Open: 18 February 09
Closed: 13 April 09

Explanation: The Draft Applicant Guidebook, V2 is now available for review and comment at A red-lined and annotated version of the document is also available to better understand the changes that were made in progressing from Draft Applicant Guidebook, V1 to V2. A series of Explanatory Memoranda accompany the Draft Applicant Guidebook, V2, to supplement understanding of the implementation work for new gTLDs.

The Draft Applicant Guidebook, V2, and accompanying papers, will be made available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish in the near future.

All materials are in draft form for public comment and review. Your comments will help with the production of the Draft Applicant Guidebook, Version 3, expected to be released in Q3 2009.

Further details about the New gTLD Program can be found at:

Staff member responsible: Carole Cornell

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