Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Completed Fast Track String Evaluation

Some of the countries/territories which have applied for an IDN ccTLD string has passed the String Evaluation.
The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process was approved by the ICANN Board at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 30 October 2009.

Dotkoeln

Köln has joined the group of cities that wants to create their own Top Level Domain space and strengthen Kölns brand. Read about Dotkoeln here

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

.canon

To my knowledge the first brand that has announced publicly that they will apply - announcement here

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Status after ICANN meeting in Nairobi

No EOI - Expression of Interest.
No registry/registrar integration so far.

Yes to URS - uniformed rapid suspension system - recommended by IRT.
Yes to Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedures - also recommended by IRT.

DAG4 expected before ICANN meeting in Bruxelles.
3 character (IDNs) issues can be solved case by case - i.e. .music is two characters in Chinese, Japanese etc.
Variant issues will be further investigated.

Timeline: Taken public comment periode into account after DAG4 we expect first application round in Q1/Q2 2011 and presumably first delegations in Q2 2012