ICANN new generic Top Level Domains logo

ICANN Singapore Holding Several Sessions On New gTLDs

ICANN new generic Top Level Domains logoWith the release of gTLDs into the wild and registrations mounting (over 200,000 according to Domain Incite), ICANN’s meeting in Singapore later this month will have a number of sessions “for applicants and new registries to discuss the evolution of the New gTLD Program with staff and hear about best practices for running registries. Sessions will be presented on topics like Auction Implementation, Name Collision, Community Priority Evaluation, implementation of GAC Advice and more,” writes Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, on the ICANN blog.

On Monday, 24 March, the Global Domains Division (GDD) will present high-level updates on progress and key milestones of the New gTLD Program. The first new generic Top-Level Domains from the Program went live in early 2014 and the accomplishments that ICANN and the Internet community have achieved together in this regard are impressive. Information on this session can be found below:

The sessions that Atallah outlines will be held are as follows:

  • New gTLD Program Update
  • Name Collision
  • Registration Directory Services: Now and the Future
  • New GTLD Program Auctions
  • TLD Universal Acceptance
  • Exploring Replacements for WHOIS – The Next Generation Directory Services
  • TLD Launch Process Experiences and Registry Onboarding
  • IDN Variant TLDs Program
  • TLD Registry – Ongoing Operation
  • 2013 RAA FAQs
  • Supporting the DNS Industry in Underserved Regions
  • IDN Root Zone LGR Public Workshop – Integration & Generation Panels.

There is more information on each session, as well as its time and location, in the ICANN blog post at: