Kurt Pritz explains what’s left to do in the long march to new top level domain names.
During Monday’s New gTLD Program Update session during ICANN’s meeting in Brussels, ICANN Senior Vice President Kurt Pritz spelled out the steps remaining to launch new top level domain names. Here they are in his words.
1. “So we’ll take the public comment in and then make a recommendation for community and board decision whether this should be the last draft version of the guidebook or not.”
2. “We have to finish the economic study”
3. “finish the program budget and get that approved”
4. “continue on with our operational readiness activities that are tracking to a program plan”
5. “continue executing on our communications strategy and the policy recommends a four-month communication. Well, we would just want to hit that over the head with a sledgehammer in an attempt to ensure that nobody in any region of the world comes up after the process is launched and says, “You
know, I didn’t know about this.”
6. Finish the root zone scaling study
7. and then provide applicant support
And there you have it.