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Public Comment

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New gTLD Applicant Support Program: Financial Assistance

Comment Period Important Information Links
Open Date: 20 Dec 2011
Close Date: 10 Jan 2012 Public Comment Announcement To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Time (UTC): 23:59 View Comments Submitted Report of Public Comments
Originating Organization: ICANN
Purpose: Gather feedback from community on Applicant Support Program implementation plans, specifically criteria and process to be used.
Current Status: Applicant Support Program under development.
Next Steps:
  • Publication of Final Support Program Handbook early January.
  • Support candidates able to apply for fee reduction as soon as the new gTLD Program launches – 12 January 2012.
  • Staff will be recruiting SARP (Support Applicant Review Panel) early 2012.
Staff Contact: Kurt Pritz Email: kurt.pritz@icann.org