gTLD

City issues RFP for .nyc management

NYCOct 5 2009: The NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) has issued a Request for Proposals for “services to obtain, manage, administer, maintain and market the geographic Top Domain name .nyc.”

Proposals will be sealed and for a 5 year term with two 5 year renewal options. They must be submitted by 3pm on Nov 12 2009. Questions may be submitted to Vito Pulito at acco@doitt.nyc.gov. (212-788-6285) until 3pm on Oct 19, 2009.

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Video of ICANN gTLD Implementation Consultation NYC

icann logoMembers of ISOC-NY attended ICANN’s gTLD Implementation Consultation session at the Millennium Hotel in NYC last Monday July 13.

ICANN’s Implementation Recommendation Team presented their report on how disputes over trademarks in the new domains be handled. There were also presentations on new developments in DNS security, and scaling the root server system. Attendee’s comments and questions, both oral and written, were solicited.

Some video is after the jump. More will be added. Also find links to related articles etc below.
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ICANN posts Draft Applicants Handbook Version 2

icann logo ICANN has produced a revised version of its gTLD Applicants Handbook.

Many alterations/additions have been made in provisions for “community-based” and “geographic name” applicants that will be of particular interest to potential applicants for a .nyc TLD. In particular details of ‘comparative evaluation’ procedures for competing applications are enumerated, as are the processes for individual or community based objections to applications.

Initial application fees will be $185,100. Notably, those repeating applications from the 2000 round will get a $86,000 discount.

An edited version of some relevant provisions is below.

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ICANN GNSO gTLD meeting transcript

ICANN ICANN has published a transcript of the morning session of the GNSO New gTLD meetings in Los Angeles on 10-11April. There is also a slideshow of a presentation by ICANN staff member Kurt Pritz, and a flowchart of the proposed application process. mp3 recordings of both morning and afternoon sessions are available. Continue reading