New gTLD Initial Evaluation Results Starting To Be Posted

BREAKING NEWS!

The first 30 nTLDs (new top level domain extensions) evaluation results have been released, and all but 3 applications have received a passing result status.  These domains are all of the IDN (International Domain Name) string format

ICANN announces as of today, results will be posted in groups of about 30 per week, ramping up to 100 per week until they are all through evaluation. The order Initial Evaluation results are released is by their prioritization number. ICANN anticipates having Initial Evaluation results for all applications published by the end of August 2013.

View the Initial Evaluation Results

These status of these results are classified as follows:

  • Pass – The evaluation panels determined that the application is consistent with the requirements in the Applicant Guidebook and can advance to the next phase of the Program.
  • Eligible for Extended Evaluation – The Financial, Technical/Operational, Registry Services, or Geographic Names evaluation panels determined that the application did not provide sufficient information to award a passing score. The application is eligible for extended evaluation.
  • Ineligible for Further Review – The DNS Stability, String Similarity, Background Screening, and/or Geographic Names evaluation panels determined that the application did not meet the relevant criteria in the Applicant Guidebook, and the application is ineligible for further review.

[ICANN Press Release March 22nd, 2013]

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