tina dam via webconference transcript...
expects the board passage and taking apps on Nov 16th.
And the DNS stability evaluation is something that takes place
outside ICANN staff. So if you go to the next slide.
We have -- Yeah, we have a DNS stability panel that is coordinated
by Interisle. And the panel is going -- The entire panel is going to
look at all the strings for security, stability, and confusability.
So they are going to check a number of technical requirements, make
sure that it's a technical adequate string, but they are also going
to check for confusability. And that is confusability against
existing TLDs, other things that are under fast-track application, or
strings that are under gTLD application, if that process is running
at the same time.
The panel will take a look at all strings. If they feel that they
need additional expertise, either technical or linguistic, they can
call for that. And that is in their discretion.
If they do have questions or concerns about the requested string,
they are going to contact ICANN staff and, through ICANN staff, that
information is going to be passed on to the requester so that you
have a chance to provide additional information, if needed, or you
can have a communication about what potentially could be wrong.
We are going to send strings to the panel on a monthly basis, so
it's going to be in batches. And the evaluation, all in all, is
expected to take 30 days. It may be taking less that be that, but
that is the expectation.
then off to IANA............
So this is the final steps in string evaluation. Once the DNS
stability evaluation has been successfully passed, we are going to
initiate a public posting of the string and contacts for the string.
This is also done on a monthly basis, and you are going to be
informed that your request has now passed DNS stability evaluation,
and this is the date on which your string and contact details will be
posted publicly on the ICANN Web site.
Once the public posting has taken place, you will get the last
notification from the fast-track system that is informing to you
initiate the TLD delegation via the IANA function.
nov16 to dec 16 to jan 16 .....then into the root ??????????????