Decision on second wave of gTLDs will come after first round assessment

Despite calls for an announcement of the timings for a second round of applications, such detail is unlikely to be forthcoming in the near future. In an interview with WTR, Steve Crocker, chairman of the ICANN board, outlined the factors which will dictate future timings – with the impact of the first round of gTLDs on trademarks set to play a role in the decision-making process.

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