While the new gTLD application window was open, TB&I spoke to ICANN’s director of services relations about what happens after the process is finished.
TB&I: What is your role at ICANN?
ON: I’m director of services relations, which means in practice I do a lot of different things. I’m in charge of the Brussels office from a practical point of view, although people here report to different bosses back at headquarters in California, US. In relation to the generic top-level domains (gTLDs), I’ve been involved in their development ever since I joined ICANN in 2005.
I provided support for the policy development process and I was on the implementation team that drafted, little by little, what was to become the final applicant guidebook.
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