Checking the mass of documents published by ICANN, I found an interesting one I believe applicants should read. Applicants applying for a brand in particular.
This document is called "New gTLD Program Update" and it is written by Kurt Pritz. It deals with:
- Batching: a simplified explanation of what it is. You will learn that ICANN will ensure "no one region dominates the first batch" (I wonder what Pool.com think about this);
- All applications in contention sets are placed into the earliest batch designated.
- Trademark Clearinghouse:
- Simplified definition;
- String similarity.
The complete PDF presentation can be found here
.Last minute info
: according to an info published in a twitt by Rob Beckstrom (ICANN's CEO) yesterday, the reveal date is maintained before
the meeting in Prague. "Reveal day" is when all applications are published online and all applicants known.
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