|Comment Period Deadlines (*)
|Important Information Links
|Public Comment Box
|10 June 2011
|To Submit Your Comments (Forum)
|29 July 2011
|View Comments Submitted
|Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
A message from the JAS WG:
Public comment is requested concerning the Second Milestone Report [PDF, 282 KB], which deals with a very important issue: How can ICANN assist applicants from developing economies increase their participation in the new generic Top-Level Domain (New gTLD) Program?
Translations of the Second Milestone Report [PDF, 282 KB]:
The Second Milestone Report is a continuation of the work done by the Joint Applicant Support Working Group (JAS WG). The group is represented by ICANN community members that have been working together on this initiative since April 2010. The Report offers recommendations on how ICANN should develop a sustainable approach to providing support to applicants from developing economies requiring assistance in applying for and operating new gTLDs Registries under the New gTLD Program. The Report proposes initial criteria for qualification as well as several other types of support for ICANN to consider. It has been approved by ALAC, one of the chartering organizations of the working group, but it has not yet been approved by the GNSO.
A number of follow up activities are anticipated prior to and after the closing of the Public Comment Forum:
|Section II: Background
Below are some basic aspects of this work.
It is important to note that this proposal is under consideration by ICANN community, Board and Staff. At this time, no specific Support Development Program is under development. Once a decision is made about the specific elements of this program, ICANN will make the details available.
The JAS WG was formed following a Resolution from ICANN Board of Directors in Nairobi, on March 2010 that asked ICANN's stakeholder community "...to develop a sustainable approach to providing support to applicants requiring assistance in applying for and operating new gTLDs."
|Section III: Document and Resource Links
Relevant Resolutions and previous Public Comment Forum:
Archive regarding the WG activities:
|Section IV: Additional Information
The JAS WG will hold a session during the upcoming ICANN Singapore Meeting to both explain the Report and receive additional community feedback. This session will have remote participation for the people not able to attend in person. If you are interested in learning more and have questions, please see here the details.
(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.