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ICANN names date for Applicant Guidebook

Kevin Murphy, February 22, 2011, 14:55:34 (UTC), Domain Registries

ICANN has put a tentative date on the release of its Applicant Guidebook for new top-level domains.
In publishing its summary and analysis of the proposed final version of the AGB today, ICANN also issued this timetable:

Expected Path Forward
* Board-GAC Consultations: 28 Feb – 1 Mar 2011
* ICANN meeting: 14 – 18 Mar 2011
* Release of Applicant Guidebook: 14 Apr 2011

Note that it says “release”, not “approval”.
The nearest scheduled ICANN board of directors meeting to the release date is April 21.

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Comments (3)

  1. Jean Guillon says:

    And it says “next version”, not “final version”. Let’s be optimistic anyway !

  2. Does anyone see the release of the final version of the AGB happening on the 14th? If so, what do you think the chances the board approves the guidebook and labels it final a week later at the Special Meeting of the Board planned for 4/21?

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