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1 New gTLD Program Update January 2013

2 2 Applications received Initial Evaluation Rights protection mechanisms Agenda 2

3 3 Applications Received Total current number of applications: 1917 Community based: 84 Internationalized domain names: 116 3

4 4 Application Subsets 4 IDNs Geographic Community

5 5 Applications per Region 5 17 Africa 303 Asia Pacific 671 Europe 24 South America 902 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 Not Started In Evaluation In CQPrelim Panel Results Key Dates Background Screening 1917 String Similarity19171 March DNS Stability Geographic Names Financial CQ Release Starting 15 January Technical & Operational Registry Services On Target to meet 23 March 2013 results release date

8 Initial Evaluation Timeline Initial Evaluation results to be released in priority order beginning 23 March 2013 Initial Evaluation results will ramp up to at least 100 results per week by June 2013 All initial evaluation results are scheduled to be published by the end of August May-13 Aug-13 Jan-13 Feb-13 Mar-13 Apr-13 Jun-13 Jul-13 CQs to applicants ~ 100 per week Applicants respond to CQs ~ 100 per week Complete Evaluation & Review Results 30/week 100/week Publish IE Results 30/week 100/week

9 9 Application Statistics -Withdrawals completed: 13 -Objections filed: 0 -Change requests Total Submitted: 513 Approved and Posted: Cases created MTD 791 Cases resolved MTD 428 Cases Open Customer Service Center 9

10 10 Grounds for Objection 10 String Confusion Legal Rights Limited Public interest Community Objection Objection period extended to 13 March 2013

11 Objections & Dispute Resolution Dispute resolution service providers: ICC: The International Center of Expertise of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva) ICDR: International Centre for Dispute Resolution (New York) Independent objector: Prof. Alain Pellet 11

12 String Contention All applied-for strings are reviewed for similarity to one another Identical or confusingly similar put incontention sets Can be resolved directly by applicants, dispute resolution or community priority Auction is a last resort 12

13 Other Projects 13 ProjectStatusKey Dates Trademark Clearinghouse On Target Q1 Publish TMCH Agreements Sunrise & Claims Finalize SOW Sunrise & Claims Publish SOW TMCH Validation System Launch Q2 TMCH Database Launch Uniform Rapid Suspension On Target February Formalize relationship with selected provider Announce selected provider Ongoing Continue to engage with additional providers to develop readiness Pre-Delegation Testing Preparation On Target January Finalize implementation project plan April Pre-Delegation test service readiness

14 Thank You


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