[ispcp] ICANN announcement -- 2091 applications in TAS system as of now
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- Subject: [ispcp] ICANN announcement -- 2091 applications in TAS system as of now
- From: "Mike O'Connor" <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 08:27:32 -0500
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there's a really interesting factoid in this announcement from ICANN. they had 2091 applications for new gTLDs as of when the application system was taken offline. which implies a LOT more new gTLDs are coming than i ever imagined. if they batch them in groups of 500, that's four batches. Rob Hall's "digital archery" product is starting to look pretty prescient.
another interesting dimension -- there's a pretty lively discussion over on the Facebook "ICANN Social" group about forming a new constituency for gTLD applicants to advance the agenda of those applicants. that group must be pretty big, given the number of strings applied for.
just a few observations to feed into the "reorganization" discussion. when i was in the Business Constituency we wrestled with the puzzle of how to accommodate corporations that were likely to become registries and this implies that there may be a fair number of those type people. from our perspective, it seems to me that 2000+ new gTLDs in the root have quite a number of operational, stability and support issues that come along with them.
just food for thought.
PS -- for those of you who are wondering, this is the first post from your newest member. i've been involved with ICANN for about 7 years and have moved from the Business Constituency to the ISPCP now that i am part of an ISP again. i started one of those 2nd-generation ISPs in the mid-90's and sold it just before the bubble burst -- now i'm a volunteer at a regional peering point in the north-central US.
over the years my focus has been on the bottom of the bottom-up process -- working groups. i try to participate in the working-groups that make policy, and avoid the ones that focus on process issues. so here's a string of working-group acronyms for you (sorry about this) -- IRTP-A/B/C, Fast Flux, RAP-WG, RAP-DT, PEDNR, HSTLD-AG, ZFA-AG, VI, DSSA, CCWG-DT, FRN-DT. if you're interested in knowing a little more about all that, here's a link to my ICANNwiki page -- http://icannwiki.com/index.php/Mike_O%27Connor
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> From: "ICANN News Alert" <communications@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: May 5, 2012 1:05:03 AM CDT
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> Subject: ICANN News Alert -- TAS Interruption - Update (4 May 2012)
> News Alert
> TAS Interruption - Update (4 May 2012)
> Statement by Akram Atallah, COO
> 4 May 2012
> The TLD Application System, or TAS, held 2091 applications - either submitted or in progress - when it was taken offline on 12 April 2012.
> In addition, there are 214 potential applications that were registered prior to the 29 March cut-off date, but whose payments have not yet been received or reconciled.
> ICANN has received approximately USD $350 million in fees for applications for new gTLDs.
> As we have reported, we are in the process of notifying applicants whether they were affected by the software glitch, and plan to complete this process on or before Tuesday, 8 May. Shortly after that process is complete, we will announce the schedule for reopening TAS and completing the application period. Once the system is reopened, we will keep it open for at least five business days.
> We appreciate your understanding as we work to bring the TLD application system back online.
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