TLD Application Review Update: Staff Report to Be Posted 9 November 2000; Constituency Comments Posted
The evaluation team is nearing completion of its evaluation of the 44 active applications for new TLDs and the preparation of an extensive report. ICANN now expects to post the report on Thursday, 9 November 2000.
Here is the current schedule:
- Staff Report. The results of the staff review of the applications will be posted on 9 November 2000. We expect these results to be presented in a detailed report, including an explanation of the goals of the analysis, a detailed statement of how the analysis was performed, identification of those who participated in the review process, summaries of findings as to each application, compilations of comparative data on the applications, observations regarding how the posted criteria for evaluation apply, and other relevant results of the analysis.
- Second Public Comment Period. A second web-based public comment forum will be established at the time the Staff Report is posted to allow the public to comment on the report. The second forum will also permit persons wishing to make their own comments on the applications to do so.
DNSO Constituency Comments
We have posted recent comments submitted by several constituencies of the ICANN Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) concerning the new TLD program.