Msg#: 4508031 posted 10:52 pm on Oct 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
After careful analysis of public comment and possible solutions for processing new gTLD applications, ICANN is proposing a plan for prioritizing applications through the steps leading to delegation. The plan describes assignment of priorities through the use of a Draw or Drawing – the priority assigned to each application will be used to schedule the release of initial evaluation results, pre-delegation testing, and contract execution.ICANN Proposal To Draw Names For Prioritizing New gTLD Applications [icann.org]
Msg#: 4508031 posted 11:00 pm on Oct 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Funny how the fact that the overwhelming majority of "comments" were against ICANN inventing any new TLDs..gets ignored..every time that ICANN and registrars smell "defensive registration" easy money ..