Final New gTLD Application Dates Finally Announced: June 13, 2012 Reveal Day – Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Complimentary Review of New gTLDs Still Available

May 30, 2012

On May 29, 2012, Akram Atallah, Chief Operating Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), announced that the TLD Application System (TAS) would close on May 30, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (which corresponds to 7:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time). As of May 29, 2012, 500 applications in the TAS remained incomplete.

Atallah also announced that the "target date" for ICANN’s announcement of the applied-for domain names ("Reveal Day") would be Friday, June 13, 2012, with more information to come.

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun will issue another alert when ICANN announces where it will publish the list of domain names. Following is a list of batching dates, Reveal Day, and deadline for the filing of comments and formal objections:

TARGET DATE EVENT
May 30, 2012 Application window closes
June 8, 2012 Batching process begins
June 13, 2012

 Announcement of applied-for domain names ("Reveal Day")
  • Application comment period begins [Closes August 12, 2012]
  • Formal objection period begins [Closes January 13, 2013]
June 24-29, 2012 ICANN's 44th Public Meeting; Prague, Czech Republic
June 28, 2012 Batching process ends
July 11, 2012 Batching results announced
July 12, 2012 Initial evaluations begin
August 12, 2012 Application comment period ends
October 14-19, 2012 ICANN's 45th Public Meeting; Toronto, Canada

Source: ICANN

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun will accept client requests to participate in our complimentary New gTLD Review until June 13, 2012. Contact one of our trademark attorneys for more information or to participate in our complimentary New gTLD Review service.

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