[council] MOTION 1 ON gTLD IMPLEMENTATION
- To: "Council GNSO" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [council] MOTION 1 ON gTLD IMPLEMENTATION
- From: "Anthony Harris" <harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 10:15:12 -0300
- List-id: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I would like to second this motion as presented
by Chuck Gomes.
Motions on gTLD Implementation
Motion 1 (tabled until 8 January meeting)
Made by Chuck Gomes
Implementation Guideline E states, "The application submission date will be at
least four months after the issue of the Request for Proposal and ICANN will
promote the opening of the application round." (See Final Report, Part A,
Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains, dated 8 August 2007 at
The intent of the GNSO with regard to Guideline E was to attempt to ensure that
all potential applicants, including those that have not been active in recent
ICANN activities regarding the introduction of new gTLDs, would be informed of
the process and have reasonable time to prepare a proposal if they so desire.
The minimum 4-month period for promoting the opening of the application round
is commonly referred to as the 'Communications Period'.
Considerable delays have been incurred in the implementation of new gTLDs and
the GNSO wishes to minimize any further delays.
It appears evident that a second Draft Applicant Guidebook (RFP) will be posted
at some time after the end of the two 45-day public comment periods related to
the initial version of the Guidebook (in English and other languages).
The GNSO Council changes Implementation Guideline E to the following: * Best
efforts will be made to ensure that the second Draft Applicant Guidebook is
posted for public comment at least 14 days before the first international
meeting of 2009, to be held in Mexico from March 1 to March 6. * ICANN will
initiate the Communications Period at the same time that the second Draft
Applicant Guidebook is posted for public comment. * The opening of the initial
application round will occur no earlier than four (4) months after the start of
the Communications Period and no earlier than 30 days after the posting of the
final Applicant Guidebook (RFP). * As applicable, promotions for the opening of
the initial application round will include: * Announcement about the public
comment period following the posting of the second Draft Applicant Guidebook
(RFP) * Information about the steps that will follow the comment period
including approval and posting of the final Applicant
Guidebook (RFP) * Estimates of when the initial application round will begin.