The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) will host a webinar on 28 September 2021 at 20:00 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) (local time) to provide the community with a first update on the New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (SubPro) Operational Design Phase (ODP). The webinar will give an overview of the ODP's scope and timeline. It will also include a general overview of the org's ODP process followed by a question and answer segment.
The webinar will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Please register in advance to receive details on how to join the webinar.
Webinar: SubPro Operational Design Phase (ODP) Update
Date and Time: 28 September 2021, 20:00 UTC
Registration Link: https://icann.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T2ds2QC3TmiU0ia01GlWzw
About the SubPro ODP
On 24 March 2021, the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council, following its approval of the relevant outputs contained in the Final Report on the new gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process, transmitted the Recommendations Report to the ICANN Board. The Final Report contains over 200 outputs consisting of affirmations, affirmations with modification, recommendations, implementation guidance, and no agreement.
On 12 September 2021, the Board resolved to direct the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to conduct the ODP by addressing the questions outlined in the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Operational Design Phase Scoping Document. The Final Report outputs concern complex operational requirements, and the Board will benefit from further due diligence to evaluate the impact of implementing them.
This webinar will include a summary of the ODP process, an overview of the Board-approved scope for the SubPro ODP, and its anticipated timeline. For more information on the SubPro ODP, please visit here.