Board: gTLD action plan.

Stuart explains the resolution. Introduction of new TLDs in an “appropriate, measured fashion.” Three parts of the resolution: Authorize expenditures; request GNSO to provide recommendation “on whether to structure the evolution of the generic top…

Stuart explains the resolution. Introduction of new TLDs in an “appropriate, measured fashion.” Three parts of the resolution: Authorize expenditures; request GNSO to provide recommendation “on whether to structure the evolution of the generic top level namespace”. Don’t impose deadline, “because we need the opportunity to discuss with the chair of the names council what’s a reasonable schedule on which that work can be done.” Hope it can be done in a reasonably timely fashion. Third part: Direct president to develop draft RFP for “soliciting proposals for a limited number of new sponsored gTLDs.” Stuart: “With no prescription on whether or not this number be prime.” Discussion. Abril i Abril on “limited number” language: Interprets this as meaning “at least 3”. Stuart: There may be no proposals. But expect not to set a number in advance, so practically not less than 3. Unanimously approved. (Cohen absent during this discussion.)