gTLDs - the latest developments


Andy Churley & Chloe Garrett

ICANN’s 37th meeting, hosted by Kenya Network Information Centre in Nairobi, took place in March 2010. Andy Churley and Chloë Garrett summarise the key discussions and decisions.

Expression of interest (EOI)

Following on from the last ICANN meeting in Seoul, and after input from various stakeholders and community groups, the decision was made to investigate an EOI model and assess how it could improve the launch process of the new gTLDs. The key objectives of the EOI model were to:

• Ascertain the number of first-round applications

ICANN, gTLDs, EOI, clearinghouse, URSP