ICANN likely to face objections over new net address endings
London: A panel representing nearly 50 of the world’s governments will reveal which of the proposed new Internet name address endings it objects.
A total of 1,930 applications for new suffixes were lodged in June.
They included .bet, .islam, .gay and .news as alternatives to existing generic top-level domain (gTLD) names such as .com and .org.
Objections raised by the panel, the Government Advisory Committee (GAC), will not be binding on net address regulator Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The organization, however, must produce ‘well reasoned arguments’ if it decides to deny any request, the BBC reports.
Concerns raised by the GAC at this point will act as ‘early warnings’, offering applicants a chance to address the concerns or withdraw their proposal and recover the bulk of their 185,000 dollars registration fee.
If the matter is not resolved amicably, the GAC can lodge a formal complaint in April.
According to the report, the GAC’s announcement, which is expected this week, follows a period of tumult at Icann.
The organisation`s chief strategy officer, Kurt Pritz, resigned last week citing a ‘recently identified conflict of interest’.
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