Summary of GNSO report on policy for introducing new generic Top Level Domains

(Update 17th Oct : see new blog post which has more details)

The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) has released a summary of the report on the Introduction of new top level domains for the At-Large community’s consideration and use at the GNSO’s New gTLD Workshop at the ICANN Los Angeles meeting on Monday, 29 October 2007.

This document is meant to provide a concise and easy to read summary of the key elements of the Report, and is organized to correspond with the Workshop sessions. At-Large participants (such as the TTCS) are encouraged to consider the summary, and the Report, and submit questions in advance that they would like the Workshop panelists to address on the
29th.

The TTCS wiki page http://ttcsweb.pbwiki.com/New-gTLDs has more background information about gTLDs.

The summary of the report on the Introduction of new Top Level Domains :
http://ttcsweb.pbwiki.com/f/New+gtlds+workshop+document.pdf (PDF ; 191K)

The Actual Report on the Introduction of new Top Level Domains is available in two parts :
Part A – http://gnso.icann.org/issues/new-gtlds/pdp-dec05-fr-parta-08aug07.htm
Part B – http://gnso.icann.org/issues/new-gtlds/pdp-dec05-fr-partb-01aug07.htm

(Update : The At Large is creating a short term working group to discuss and generate comments for input into the process and transmission to the Board of ICANN. The Working Group will work via a mailing list, and interested persons can
subscribe to this list at http://atlarge-lists.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/gnso-liaison_atlarge-lists.icann.org

The timeframe for the working group is short, with a deadline of October 25th, 2007.

A suggested work plan has already been posted to the Ad-Hoc Working Group on New gTLD mailing list.)