[AfrICANN-discuss] Expanding Developing Economies Participation in
the New gTLD Program
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Tue Jul 5 14:25:36 SAST 2011
Expanding Developing Economies Participation in the New gTLD Program Comment
Period Important Information Links *Open Date:* 10 June 2011 *Close Date:* 29
July 2011 Public Comment
Submit Your Comments (Forum) <second-milestone-report at icann.org> *Time
(UTC):* 24:00 View Comments
of Public Comments *Originating Organization:* ICANN Board *Purpose:*
Public comment is requested concerning the *Second Milestone
* [PDF, 282 KB], which deals with a very important issue: *How can ICANN
assist applicants from developing economies increase their participation in
the New generic Top-Level Domain (New gTLD) Program?*
The Report offers recommendations on how ICANN should develop a sustainable
approach to providing support to applicants from developing economies
requiring assistance in applying for and operating new gTLDs Registries
under the New gTLD Program. The Report proposes initial criteria for
qualification as well as several other types of support for ICANN to
consider. It has been approved by ALAC, one of the chartering organizations
of the working group, but it has not yet been approved by the GNSO.
The Second Milestone Report is a continuation of the work done by the Joint
Applicant Support Working Group (JAS WG). The group is represented by ICANN
community members who have been working together on this initiative since
April 2010. The JAS WG was formed following a
ICANN Board of Directors in Nairobi, on March 2010 which asked ICANN's
stakeholder community *"...to develop a sustainable approach to providing
support to applicants requiring assistance in applying for and operating new
The following activities are anticipated at the completion of the Public
- The Board, Staff, Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations will
review the Second Milestone Report and public comments received.
- Commentary received regarding the JAS from within recent statements of
the Governmental Advisory Committee will be addressed.
- The Board, upon consideration of the Report and its commentary, may
instruct the JAS and Staff to develop an implementation program based upon
the Report and comments received.
*Staff Contact:* Karla Valente *Email:*
karla.valente at icann.org<karla.valente at icann.org?subject=More%20information%20on%20the%20Expanding%20Developing%20Economies%20Participation%20in%20the%20New%20gTLD%20Program%20public%20comment%20period>
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