Tuesday, 26 March 2013

First Evaluation Results Published – the launch of new gTLDs is getting closer

On March 22nd, ICANN published the results of the evaluation of the first 27 new gTLD Applications.

We are proud to announce that one of Thomsen Trampedach’s (we are supporting 24 applications) clients passed with a score of 39 out of a possible 41 points (30 points required to pass).

According to ICANN’s current timeplan the first 20 new gTLDs may launch as soon as July this year.

The first one hundred new gTLDs will be TLDs using other scripts than Latin (so called “IDNs”).

Still, new gTLD applicants who have passed the Initial Evaluation will have to pass a delegation test (of the registry system), enter contracts with ICANN, be approved by the ICANN board and avoid any Government veto or other objections, such as legal right objections.

It appears that our client has the chance of launching the first new gTLD (at least the first new gTLD in Germany), which we are very much looking forward to supporting.