ICANN: Big Reveal Scheduled For June 13th; TAS Closes Tomorrow; Batching Process Begins June 8th

ICANN just announced that the Big Reveal date for the new gTLD program, will be held on June 13th.

ICANN went on to say that the TAS, the system by which one makes an application for a new gTLD domain extension, is scheduled to close tomorrow, May 30th, at 23:59 GMT/UTC .

ICANN also said in a newly issued timeline that the Batching process will begin before the ICANN conference in Prague and close during the Prague conference

In a previous update ICANN said there were a total of 2,305 application received, and 2,091 were paid for however tonight ICANN said that there were 500 application that were incomplete or were not paid for.

“ICANN has established the following target dates for the New Generic Top-level Domain program. More information on plans for the announcement of applied-for domain names will be provided soon.”

TARGET DATE EVENT
30 May 2012 Application window closes
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

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