Thursday, January 12, 2012

Final applicant guidebook (V9) is finally OUT.

Available in English only, final version of the applicant guidebook is out today and available here:
http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb

The changes between previous version (8) and version 9:

  1. GAC early warning  (1.1.2.4);
  2. Initial evaluation (1.1.2.5);
  3. Receipt of GAC advice on new gTLDs (1.1.2.7);
  4. Subsequent application rounds (1.1.6);
  5. Eligibility (1.2.1);
  6. Required documents (1.2.2);
  7. Resources for applicant (1.2.10);
  8. IDN tables (1.3.2);
  9. Submitting an application (1.4);
  10. gTLD evaluation fee (1.5.1);
  11. Refunds (1.5.1);
  12. String requirements for IDNs (2.2.1.3.2);
  13. Review procedure for geographic names (2.2.1.4.4);
  14. Customary services (2.2.3.2);
  15. Geographic names extended evaluation (2.3.1);
  16. Registry services extended evaluation (2.3.3);
  17. Panel selection process (2.4.2);
  18. Annex to module 2: separable country names list;
  19. Attachment to module 2: evaluation questions and criteria. Many modifications here;
  20. GAC advice on new gTLDs (3.1);
  21. Dispute resolution service providers (3.2.3);
  22. Filling procedures (3.3);
  23. Dispute resolution costs (3.4.7);
  24. Contention resolution and contract resolution (4.4);
  25. Attachment to module 5: gTLD registry agreement.  Many modifications here;
  26. Terms and conditions (5-6-8-14).
Interested in going fast: here is the direct link to the Summary of Changes to the Applicant Guidebook