A few weeks ago during the TAS outage, ICANN issued a statement saying that anyone who applied for a new gTLD or paid to enter the TAS system could pull their application or authorization and get a full refund of any money paid.
Today in a Twitter chat, I asked ICANN how many people requested a refund under this program.
The answer I got was:
“As of last night we had received two new requests for refund since full refund offer, one for $185k & one for $5K”
I’m personally not surprised there has been virtually no takers for a refund.
After waiting for many years, no one in the game is going to leave the game due to a six week delay.
I thought at the time it was a smart move by ICANN to head off lawsuits by simply letting anyone who paid into the system to let them drop out and give them a 100% refund.
Now it seems even smarter.
In other news out of the Twitter chat:
An update on new timeline including the Big Revel will be released on or before May 29th but that the “Target reveal date will still before Prague”
In all ICANN was asked what seemed to be well over 50 questions, they answered 15.
You can see the chat under the Twitter #NewgTLD
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