To clash or not to clash: that’s the question for the forthcoming 41st ICANN meeting in Singapore.
Will the booming Lion-City on the South-Asian Peninsula see a Shakespeare drama in June 2011, a shoot out between the ICANN Board and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to end the nearly 15 years of discussion on the introduction of more generic Top Level Domains (TLDs) into the legacy root of the Internet?
Agree? Disagree? Postpone?
Where we are today? ICANN is committed to start the new gTLD program on Monday, June 20, 2011. Preparations for the Big Party at the Singapore River are already underway.
However, Larry Strickling, the US Assistant Secretary of Commerce and member of ICANNs first review team on Accountability and Transparency has expressed serious doubts with regard to that timetable during a Giganet meeting in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2011.