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[council] New gTLD Application Comment Period Extended

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  • Subject: [council] New gTLD Application Comment Period Extended
  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:04:07 -0700
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New gTLD Application Comment Period Extended
10 August 2012

ICANN has extended the public comment period for new generic top-level domains 
applications for an additional 45 days. The new end date is now 26 September 

The new gTLD application comment period provides the public with an opportunity 
to have their views considered by evaluation panels as part of the application 
evaluations. The comment period opened on 13 June 2012 and will remain open for 
the entire application processing life cycle. The old timeline provided that 
only those comments received within the first 60 days, through 12 August 2012, 
were sure to be delivered to evaluators. We've now extended that period an 
additional 45 days.

The Applicant Guidebook states that the public comment period could be extended 
based on the number of applications received. Leading up to the original 60-day 
deadline, ICANN received input from the community that this window should be 
extended to provide for the additional time needed to analyze and provide 
thoughtful comment on the significantly larger than 500 applications originally 

After review and discussion of the community's input, and careful consideration 
of the implications and impacts the additional time may have on the processing 
of applications, we have extended the application comment period an additional 
45 days.

This extended time will allow the public the most amount of time possible to 
submit comments without affecting current schedules.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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