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ICANN Publishes Proposed Procedure for Selecting a TLD String for Private Use

13 January 2023

Today, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new Public Comment proceeding.

SAC113, "SSAC Advisory on Private-Use TLDs", produced by the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), recommends that the ICANN Board ensure a string is identified using the criteria specified in that document, and reserved at the top level for private use. The selected string must never be delegated. This Public Comment proceeding is for an initial version of the procedure to follow the recommendation contained in SAC113.

For more information and to participate in this proceeding, please visit this webpage.

Submissions Opening Date: Friday, 13 January 2023

Submissions Closing Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2023


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