Next new gTLD round unlikely before 2022

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    ICANN is unlikely to accept any more new gTLD applications until a full decade has passed since the last round was open.

    That’s the conclusion of some ICANN community members working on rules for the next round.

    Speaking at ICANN 61 in Puerto Rico this weekend, Jeff Neuman, co-chair of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working group, presented a “best case” timetable for the next round.

    The timetable would see the next new gTLD application window opening in the first quarter of 2021, nine years after the 2012 round.

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