Businesses and organizations which have applied for generic top level domain names (gTLDs) will learn more about their chances of success on May 1st 2012.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will post all gTLD character strings that have been applied for on this date.
In addition, the body will reveal which parties have applied for which domain name suffix.
The deadline for gTLD applications is April 12, 2012, after which ICANN will spend almost three weeks checking all entries for completeness.
After ‘reveal day’, ICANN will commence the Application Comment Process, which will allow any stakeholder to express any points to be considered by the independent panels evaluating new gTLD applications.
This comment period will close on June 30, 2012.
“Anyone with grounds to do so may submit a formal objection to any of the new gTLD applications,” ICANN explained.
“There’s approximately a seven-month window to file a formal objection to any of the applications received.”
In order to submit a complaint, parties must download an Objection and Dispute Resolution Fact Sheet.