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ICANN updates the Applicant Guidebook for new gTLD Program
2012-06-05 | Julia Zang
With the end of the application period and anticipating the upcoming Batching process, ICANN released a new version of the new gTLD Applicant Guidebook.
According to ICANN, the changes have not been made to the application process, rather the relevant information concerning objection filing period has been updated in the Guidebook.
The new version includes inter alia updated links to publications by the GAC and small changes with regards to GAC advice. The fees of the relevant dispute resolution service providers are now online and the objection filing rules has been replaced with a link to http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/objection-dispute-resolution. Furthermore, the relevant part of the Registry Functions Activity Report has been updated.
An extensive summary of the changes has been posted at http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/summary-changes-applicant-guidebook-04jun12-en.pdf [PDF, 121 KB]. The text revisions, as well as a description and rationale for the changes are highlighted in red.
ICANN's Applicant Guidebook describes the requirements and procedures for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), as well as the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of applications.