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[gtld-council] List of implementation principles developed by ICANN staff

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  • Subject: [gtld-council] List of implementation principles developed by ICANN staff
  • From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 05:05:23 +1100

Hello All,

Here is the list of staff implementation principles that were discussed
on Thursday.

* Adding new gTLDs will be done in accordance with ICANN's primary
mission to ensure the security and stability of the Domain Name System
and in particular the Internet's root server system.

* New gTLDs will be deployed in a transparent, predictable and smoothly
running process.

* "Problem" or "controversial" applications will be identified early in
the process and a pre-defined roadmap provided for resolution of those

* ICANN will provide for frequent communications with applicants and the
public at indicated intervals including comment fora intended to inform
evaluation panels.

* ICANN will provide for the ability to settle conflicts between
applicants (such as string contention) at any time but provide a
mechanism and "date certain" for resolution of identified conflicts.

* Evaluation panels established by ICANN will be used to make decisions
relating to technical criteria consistent with ICANN's mission. 

* External dispute providers will render decisions on complaints.  

* Application fees will be designed to ensure that adequate resources
exist to cover total cost to administer new gTLD process.

* Technical and financial criteria will be objective, but experts can
use their expertise to clarify the applications:

* Technical criteria should refer to compliance with relevant RFCs and
technical standards or generally, the stability and security of the

Bruce Tonkin

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