ICANN has announced the following schedule regarding the batching and reveal of New gTLD applications:
8 June 2012
Batching process begins
13 June 2012
Announcement of applied-for domain names (“Reveal Day”)
– Application comment period begins
– Formal objection period begins
24-29 June 2012
ICANN’s 44th Public Meeting; Prague, Czech Republic
28 June 2012
Batching process ends
11 July 2012
Batching results announced
12 July 2012
Initial evaluations begin
12 August 2012
Application comment period ends
14-19 October 2012
ICANN’s 45th Public Meeting; Toronto, Canada
While there is rabid curiosity over who has applied for what and who has not, as June 13th (Reveal Day) fast-approaches companies of all sizes and industries need to focus on getting answers to the following questions ASAP:
- Are there strings on the New gTLD list that threaten or could otherwise impact my company and/or brands?
- If so, what can I do about it?
CSC is ready to help you answer both questions. Please contact your CSC Account Manager or Customer Service Specialist to learn how or visit us online to request a consultation.