ICANN reveals expected gTLDs round two timings

With planning for a second round of gTLD underway, ICANN has stated that the next “application round is not expected to launch until 2016 at the earliest” – but don’t be surprised if there are further delays along the way.

Planning for the second round of gTLDs was discussed at the recent ICANN board meeting and the organisation has now published a draft work plan that outlines the set of community reviews and activities, both underway and planned, to support consideration of the second round of applications. In a release, Akram Atallah, president of ICANN’s global domain’s division, stated: “In the past several months, there has been an increasing level of interest in the timing of the next application process. While we have been focusing our resources on ensuring the current round of gTLDs are ushered safely into the Internet, we are now at a point where we can kick off discussions regarding a subsequent round.” Read more here