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23-28 October 2011- ICANN Meeting in Dakar: AFNIC to reveal its technical offer

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The 42nd ICANN meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 23 to 28 October this year. The schedule for creating new extensions will be a central issue of the discussions. The latest version of the Applicant Guidebook was published on 19 September, and has been backed by an information campaign on the subject. A website for applicants is now online A large number of companies and local authorities have already taken their decision and are actively preparing their applications. The eagerly expected publication by ICANN of additional information will provide the final input for decision-making by the market players who have yet to position themselves. Applicants for the new extensions now have less than 100 days to complete their applications, which must be submitted to ICANN between 12 January and 12 April 2012. To date, no specific new application period has been foreseen by ICANN.

AFNIC will be present at the 42nd ICANN meeting in order to provide applicants with the best possible support, and will reveal the details of its technical offer for the operators of new gTLDs. The meeting will allow applicants for the new gTLD to discuss with a provider of technical solutions and services with a proven track record in providing support, backed by its network of experts in setting up new extensions.


Find out more


  • To discuss your gTLD projects with the AFNIC teams, please
  • Find out more about the latest version of the Applicants Guidebook for the new gTLDs.


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