new sTLDs

ICANN’s draft RFP on the establishment of new sTLDs came as a surprise during the Montreal meeting — in particular the part of it which would restrict this new round to those whose applications for sponsored gTLDs failed in the 2000 round of new …

ICANN’s draft RFP on the establishment of new sTLDs came as a surprise during the Montreal meeting — in particular the part of it which would restrict this new round to those whose applications for sponsored gTLDs failed in the 2000 round of new gTLD additions. This seems remarkably at odds with what one would have expected after the public forum discussions in both Amsterdam last December, and in Rio this March.

Observations and comments on this so far: Milton Mueller reporting from Montreal; ICANN’s public comment forum on the issue (RSS feed here and in the sidebar); Wendy Seltzer hitting the nail right on its top.