[AfrICANN-discuss] New Draft of the Applicant Guidebook for New gTLDs is Available for Public Comment

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Sat Apr 16 10:38:09 SAST 2011

ICANN has posted the next version of the Applicant Guidebook. It is accompanied by a response to the GAC "Scorecard" and several Explanatory Memoranda that targeted GAC issues.

New Draft of the Applicant Guidebook for New gTLDs is Available for Public Comment
15 April 2011

Guidebook and Public Comment Forum<http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-6-en.htm>
ICANN has posted for public comment today the April 2011 Discussion Draft of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook.
In keeping with the draft timeline<http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/draft-timeline-new-gtlds-18mar11-en.pdf> [PDF, 117 KB] approved by the ICANN Board at its meeting in San Francisco, this draft of the Applicant Guidebook will be open for comment for 30 days, through 15 May 2011.
This posting includes a "track changes" version of the six modules of the Applicant Guidebook, along with a series of new Explanatory Memos related to changes made as a result of the recent consultations between ICANN's Board and Governmental Advisory Committee:

Trademark Protections (Trademark Claims & Sunrise Services; and The Requirement for Demonstrating Use)<http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/trademark-protection-claims-use-15apr11-en.pdf> [PDF, 284 KB]
GAC and Government Objections; Handling of Sensitive Strings; Early Warning<http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/gac-objections-sensitive-strings-15apr11-en.pdf> [PDF, 91 KB]
Exemptions to Objection Fees for Governments<http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/exemptions-govt-objection-fees-15apr11-en.pdf> [PDF, 331 KB]
Root Zone Scaling<http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/root-zone-scaling-15apr11-en.pdf> [PDF, 286 KB]

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org<mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>

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