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ICANN Hosts Community Webinar on New gTLD SubPro ODA

22 November 2022

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will host a community webinar on the Operational Design Assessment (ODA) for the New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Subsequent Procedures (SubPro) Final Report. The event will take place on Wednesday, 14 December 2022 at 13:00–15:00 and 20:00–22:00 UTC.

In September 2021, the ICANN Board took action "to initiate the [Operational Design Phase] (ODP) and direct[ed] ICANN org to prepare an assessment of the operational requirements and impact of the Final Report Outputs according to the scope specified by the Board for the purpose of facilitating the Board's determination of the recommendations." As per the SubPro Scoping Document, the ODP aims to assess the potential risks, anticipated costs, resource requirements, timelines, dependencies, interaction with the Global Public Interest Framework, which is currently being piloted, and other matters related to implementation of the Final Report Outputs.

The outputs contain important recommendations for the growth of the Internet namespace in support of ICANN's mission, including supporting a multilingual Internet for users around the world.

This webinar will:

  • Provide a high-level overview of the key findings of the ODA;
  • Present an analysis of the expected timeline and costs for the next round;
  • Outline the main issues of concern identified;
  • Answer any questions the ICANN community may have about the content of the ODA.

All interested community members are invited to attend the webinar. Please note that the content of both sessions will be the same and they will be recorded.

For those interested in joining the webinar on Wednesday, 14 December 2022 (13:00–15:00 UTC and 20:00–22:00 UTC), please be sure to register in advance for either session, by following this registration link.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.