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New gTLD Program Update May 2013. 2 Applications received Initial Evaluation Rights protection mechanisms Agenda 2.

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1 New gTLD Program Update May 2013

2 2 Applications received Initial Evaluation Rights protection mechanisms Agenda 2

3 3 Applications Received Total current number of applications: 1864 Community based: 83 Internationalized domain names: 113 3

4 4 Application Subsets 4 IDNs Geographic Community

5 5 Current Applications per Region 5 17 Africa 297 Asia Pacific 654 Europe 24 Latin America 872 North America

6 6 Evaluation Categories and Firms String similarity: Interconnect Communications (w/ UCL), Interisle DNS stability: Interisle Geographical names: The Economist Intelligence Unit, Interconnect Comms. (w/ UCL) Technical/Operational and Financial Panels: Ernst & Young, JAS Advisors, KPMG Community priority evaluation: The Economist Intelligence Unit, Interconnect Comms. (w/ UCL) Registry Services: ICANNs GNSO community 6

7 Initial Evaluation Update Initial Evaluation Panels Pre-CQ Eval Pending CQ Response Post CQ Eval Prelim Panel Results IE Results Published Background Screening String Similarity 1930 DNS Stability Geographic Names Financial Technical & Operational Registry Services

8 8 Grounds for Objection String Confusion Legal Rights Limited Public interest Community Objection More than 270 objections were filed prior to 13 March deadline.

9 String Contention All applied-for strings have been reviewed for similarity to one another A total of 754 identical or confusingly similar put in contention sets Can be resolved directly by applicants, dispute resolution or community priority Auction is a last resort 9

10 10 Rights protection mechanisms are supported by the Trademark Clearinghouse ICANN collaborated with IP and Trademark communities Trademark Protection Mechanisms

11 11 Information repository launched on 26 March 2013 Offers authentication, validation services for trademark data First trademark repository developed for use in DNS Trademark Clearinghouse

12 12 Rights holders can submit trademark data at clearinghouse.comhttp://trademark- clearinghouse.com About 1600 records in system 101 agents, 505 trademark holders as registered users Includes marks in ASCII, Chinese, Japanese and Cyrillic scripts TMCH Activity to Date

13 13 Rapid, efficient take down of undeniably infringing domain names Expected to be operational in June 2013 Demo planned for ICANN 47 in Durban, South Africa Uniform Rapid Suspension

14 14 Community now discussing post- delegation dispute resolution procedures Addresses registry operators bad faith intent to profit from infringing domain names Anticipated announcement of selected providers in June Dispute Resolution After Delegation

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16 Thank You


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