Detailed Comments: Module 1
To: Rod Beckstrom, CEO/President; Peter Dengate Thrush, Chair, ICANN Board; ICANN Board Members and Staff of ICANN MarkMonitor respectfully submits these detailed comments on Module 1. 184.108.40.206 Initial Evaluation In the event that more than 500 applications are received in the first round and that application batching is required, additional information regarding the methods to be used should be clearly defined prior to the launch of the new gTLD Program. The method used for the batching of applications could materially affect the way in which applicants prepare their respective submissions. 220.127.116.11 Objection Filing MarkMonitor respectfully requests that the period for filing objections after the posting of initial results is extended a minimum of 30 days. Two weeks simply is not enough time to prepare objections and many may want to wait for the initial results before making the monetary and time investments necessary to file an objection. 1.3.3 IDN Variant TLDs Methods for resolving variant TLD conflicts should be identified and communicated to the community well in advance of the launch of the new gTLD program. The methods used to resolve such conflicts could materially affect the way in which applicants prepare their respective submissions.