Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review and comment a new gTLD application

The first thing you should do know what the applicant plans to do with the domain name extension. You will need to proceed in 2 steps.


To check that, you should go to the "New gTLD Current Application Status" page and  find the string you want to check on the first colon on the left.

  1. We shall use the example of .AFRICA;
  2. Once you've clicked on "AFRICA", it will take you to another page;
  3. You should then click on "(download public portion of application)";
  4. This should open (or download) another HTML page and I suggest you go down to "MISSION/PURPOSE" - point 18 and read:
    1. 18(a) Describe the mission/purpose of your proposed gTLD;
    2. 18(b) How proposed gTLD will benefit registrants, Internet users, and others;
    3. 18(c) Describe operating rules to eliminate or minimize social costs or financial resource costs, various types of consumer vulnerabilities.

Once you've read what the intentions of the applicant are, feel free to comment:
  1. Go to the "New gTLD Application Comments Forum" page;
  2. You can "view comments" without creating an account;
  3. But you will need to "create an account" to comment publicly;
  4. Once this is done, (you will have confirmed that receiving an email);
  5. You will need to come back to this page log-in with your email and passwords and play with menus.

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