One of the resolutions the ICANN Board made on Friday may indicate that new gTLD’s applicants may have a LONG time before getting their extension.
The Resolution passed on Friday, entitled Consumer Choice, Competition and Innovation, said:
“Whereas, if and when new gTLDs have been in operation for one year, ICANN has committed to organize a review that will examine the extent to which the introduction or expansion of gTLDs has promoted competition, consumer trust and consumer choice.”
If and When.
Doesn’t sound like a done deal to me.
The actual resolution that passed was the following:
“Resolvedthe ICANN Board requests advice from the ALAC, GAC, GNSO and ccNSO on establishing the definition, measures, and three year targets for those measures, for competition, consumer trust and consumer choice in the context of the domain name system, such advice to be provided for discussion at the ICANN International Public meeting in San Francisco from 13-18 March 2011.”
If the advice of 4 organization are to be provided to the Board at the next meeting in March, how long will the Board take to digest such information?
Will they just listen to the advice much of which will be conflicting and then vote?
If and when.