[AfrICANN-discuss] Draft Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 19:42:24 SAST 2010

News Alert

 Draft Delegation Rate Scenarios for New gTLDs

3 March 2010

Root Zone Scaling - In February 2009, with Resolution 2009-02-03-04, the
ICANN Board requested the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC), the
Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), and ICANN staff, including
the IANA team, to study potential issues regarding the addition of
substantial numbers of new TLDs to the root zone.

As part of this continuing effort ICANN commissioned an internal study of
different scenarios for application volumes. Using the procedures in the
Draft Applicant Guidebook as a foundation, ICANN staff modeled a series of
scenarios based on the number of applications received in the first round of
new gTLD applications.  This draft
264 KB] summarizes the results of the model and provides, as a
reference, the source for the parameters used to predict the rate of growth
in delegations to the root zone of the DNS.  In particular, the model shows
that, even under a scenario where there are very many applications for new
gTLDs, the rate of growth of the root zone would remain linear.

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