ICANN Resolutions » 2000-11-16 - Selection of New TLD Proposals for Negotiation

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2000-11-16 - Selection of New TLD Proposals for Negotiation


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
Selection of New TLD Proposals for Negotiation
Summary: 

Board selects seven new TLD proposals: JVTeam (.biz), Afilias (.info), Global Name Registry (.name), RegistryPro (.pro), Museum Domain Management Association (.museum), Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (.aero), and Cooperative League of the USA dba National Cooperative Business Association (.coop).

Category: 
gTLDs
Meeting Date: 
周四, 16 十一月 2000
Resolution Number: 
00.89, 00.90, 00.91
Status: 
Complete
Implementation Actions: 
  • Conduct negotiations to enter into appropriate new TLD registry/sponsorship agreements.
    • Responsible entity: the President and General Counsel
    • Due date: 31 December 2000 (Target date for completion of negotiations.)
    • Completion date: 3 May 2002 (Effective date of the dot-pro registry agreement; the seventh/final new TLD agreement)
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, in resolution 00.46 the Board adopted the Names Council's recommendation that a policy be established for the introduction of new TLDs in a measured and responsible manner;

Whereas, on 3 August 2000 the ICANN staff, acting under the President's direction, posted a "New TLD Application Process Overview";

Whereas, on 15 August 2000 the ICANN staff, again acting under the President's direction, posted Criteria for Assessing TLD Proposals that it would follow in making recommendations to the Board and instructions and forms for the use of applicants in applying to operate or sponsor new TLDs;

Whereas, 47 applications were received by the 2 October 2000 deadline for submission of new TLD applications;

Whereas, the non-confidential portions of the applications were posted and extensive public comments were received on them;

Whereas, on 10 November 2000, a report evaluating the applications prepared by an evaluation team consisting of ICANN staff and outside advisers was posted on the ICANN web site;

Whereas, many additional written comments were received on the web site, by e-mail, and otherwise;

Whereas, several constituencies of the Domain Name Supporting Organization have presented positions to the Board;

Whereas, several hours of applicant and public comments were presented at the in-person ICANN public forum held on 16 November 2000;

RESOLVED [00.89], the Board selects the following proposals for negotiations toward appropriate agreements between ICANN and the registry operator or sponsoring organization, or both: JVTeam (.biz), Afilias (.info), Global Name Registry (.name), RegistryPro (.pro), Museum Domain Management Association (.museum), Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (.aero), Cooperative League of the USA dba National Cooperative Business Association (.coop);

RESOLVED [00.90], the President and General Counsel are authorized to conduct those negotiations on behalf of ICANN and, subject to further Board approval or ratification, to enter into appropriate agreements; and

RESOLVED [00.91], the President and General Counsel are authorized to retain legal and other assistance in support of the negotiations and related activities.

Additional Information: 
  • Funding: Resolution 00.48 provided for "a non-refundable fee of USD $50,000 for the submission of an application to become a sponsor or operator of a registry, which the Board finds is a reasonable estimate of ICANN's costs likely to be associated with receipt and evaluation of such applications, and follow-up."
  • Further information on the 2000 gTLD Application round is available at http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/app-index.htm.