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Public Comment

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New gTLD Program - Draft Applicant Guidebook, Version 4 and Explanatory Memoranda

Open: 31 May 2010
Closed: 21 July 2010

Explanation/Background: There is a dedicated public comment page designed to collect your input on the Draft Applicant Guidebook, Version 4 and the related supporting documentation. The Guidebook describes the process of applying for new generic top-level domains (New gTLDs).

On the dedicated page you will see the Draft Applicant Guidebook, version 4 available in its entirety as well as in the six individual modules. You can either comment on the overall guidebook or comment per module, by area of interest. Also, with each module's discussion area, you will find a list of documents that serve as explanatory memoranda or reports specific to that particular topic. This series of supporting documents are designed to supplement understanding of the implementation work for the program. A red-lined, annotated version of the documents is provided to facilitate understanding of the changes that were made in progressing from Draft Applicant Guidebook, Version 3 to Version 4.

ICANN expects to engage in a productive and robust dialogue with the Internet community throughout this consultative process.

Staff member responsible: Kurt Pritz

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