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Implementing the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

06-Nov-2013 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 3671
LOS ANGELES, CA - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is publishing a revised version of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Final Implementation Plan that includes the changes required for the implementation of the two-panel string similarity review process as approved by the ICANN Board on June 27, 2013.

In addition, ICANN is publishing the Guidelines for the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP). The EPSRP is the second panel of the two-panel process for string similarity review in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process.

According to ICANN, the two-panel process for string similarity evaluation in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process will be effective once the appointment of EPSRP panelists is announced by ICANN. Until the appointment of this second panel is announced, the community should take note that requests under the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process will continue to be processed according to the version of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Final Implementation Plan [PDF, 887 KB] published on 4 June 2012.

On 27 June 2013, the ICANN Board approved the proposed amendments to implement a two-panel process for string similarity review in the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) Fast Track Process.

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