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Public Comment Proceeding: Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Subsequent Procedures Final Outputs for ICANN Board Consideration

22 April 2021

Open Date: 22 April 2021

Close Date: 1 June 2021

Originating Organization: ICANN org


This Public Comment proceeding seeks community input prior to ICANN Board action on the final Affirmations, Recommendations, and Implementation Guidance (collectively referred to as "Outputs") that were determined to have received either Full Consensus or Consensus designations by the New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group. The Outputs that the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council elected to vote on were approved by a supermajority margin.

Current Status

The GNSO Council approved the policy recommendations during its meeting on 18 February 2021.

Next Steps

Following this Public Comment proceeding and operational assessment, the ICANN Board is expected to take action on the approved policy recommendations.

Link to Public Comment Proceeding


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.