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Joint SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support Snapshot

Open: 16 June 2010
Closed: 21 July 2010

Explanation/Background: The SO/AC Working Group was recently formed to look into applicant support for new gTLDs and is composed by members of ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs). The formation and activities of this working group is a direct response to a recent Board resolution during the ICANN Meeting in Nairobi during recognizing the importance of an inclusive New gTLD Program. The Board requested stakeholders "to develop a sustainable approach to providing support to applicants requiring assistance in applying for and operating new gTLDs." See resolution here: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-12mar10-en.htm#20. The working group continues to evaluate and propose recommendations regarding specific support to new gTLD applicants in justified cases. The current publication [PDF, 772 KB] is a status report and findings to date, with a view to solicit public comments to guide further work.

Staff member responsible: Kurt Pritz

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