Google calls for permanent window for new gTLD applications

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) public comment period for the Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures closed at the end of October 2015, with a number of submissions raising the issue of how future rounds should be handled. This issue was also discussed at the ICANN meeting in Dublin, with Stephen Coates, associate director, trademarks, domain names, marketing at Twitter, arguing that generic and branded generic top-level domains (gTLD) applications should be afforded different treatment. However, the discussion on how future rounds are approached has focused more on whether there should be another four-month application round, or whether there should be a permanent window.

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