PDP New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

Last Updated: 5 February 2016

Summary

In June 2008, the ICANN Board adopted the GNSO's policy recommendations for the introduction of new gTLDs and directed staff to develop an implementation plan for a new gTLD introduction process. In June 2011, the ICANN Board approved an Application Guidebook ("AGB") for new gTLDs and authorized the launch of the New gTLD Program. The AGB provided that it was intended to govern "the first round of what is to be an ongoing process for the introduction of new gTLDs" and that "ICANN's goal [was] to launch subsequent gTLD application rounds as quickly as possible" and promised to base the timing of the subsequent rounds on "experiences gained and changes required after this round is completed" with a "goal…for the new application round to begin within one year of the close of the application submission period for the initial round."

When the application submission period for the initial round closed in June 2012, the GNSO Council believed that it had a continuing interest and role to play in evaluating the experiences of the first round and proposing policy recommendations, if necessary, for changes to subsequent rounds. Thus, the GNSO created a Discussion Group to begin that evaluation process and possibly identify areas for future GNSO policy development. The Discussion Group reviewed the first round of the new gTLD program, and discussed and reflected upon experiences gained. The Discussion Group reported its findings to the GNSO Council 01 June 2015 as follows:

On 24 June 2015 the GNSO adopted the Resolution on the Request for a Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLDs Subsequent Rounds.

Status

Initiation Status

 

Web Presence

Responsible Staff Members

  • Steve Chan
  • Julie Hedlund

GNSO Council Request for Preliminary Issue Report

Adopted on: 24 June 2015

Summary: The GNSO Council requests a single Issue Report that will analyze subjects that may lead to changes or adjustments for subsequent New gTLD Procedures. The Preliminary Issue Report should at a minimum consider:

  • The subjects that the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Discussion Group identified in its deliverables (i.e., issues matrix and draft charter);
  • Global Domains Division Staff input to the deliberations of the DG, and;
  • The ICANN Board Resolution Annex A regarding Initial Input on Areas for Possible Policy work

Resolution

Preliminary Issue Report

Submitted on: 31 August 2015

Final Issue Report

Submitted on: 4 December 2015

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the PDP:

Adopted on: 17 December 2015

Summary: The GNSO Council hereby initiates a PDP to consider and analyze issues discussed in the Final Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures to determine whether changes or adjustments to the existing policy recommendations in the Final Report on the Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains are needed. The outcome of the PDP may lead to (i) amending or overriding existing policy principles, recommendations, and implementation guidelines; (ii) developing new policy recommendations, and/or (iii) supplementing or developing new implementation guidance; and,

The GNSO Council requests that the PDP Working Group be convened as soon as possible after the adoption of the PDP-WG Charter to fulfill the requirements of this PDP.

Working Group Charter

Adopted on: 21 January 2016

Working Group Initial Report

Submitted on: TBD

 

Working Group Proposed Final Report

Submitted on: TBD

 

Working Group Final Report

Submitted on: TBD

 

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report

Adopted on: TBD

 

Public Comment Prior to ICANN Board Consideration

Submitted on: TBD

 

ICANN Board Resolution Text

Adopted on: TBD

 

Implementation Details

  • TBD

Additional Information

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