Key Recent and Upcoming Milestones
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1999

July 1, 1999 - New ICANN fiscal year begins.

July 16, 1999 Expected completion of testbed phase of the Shared Registration System. (Extended)

July 31, 1999 - DNSO submited recommendations to the ICANN board on Chapter 3 of the WIPO report (Conflict Resolution) and uniform dispute policy.

August 6, 1999 ICANN, NSI, and DoC agree to extend the test bed phase of the Shared Registration System to September 10.

August 10, 1999 - Final Report of Advisory Committee on Independent Review submitted.

August 23-26, 1999 - ICANN Open Meetings in Santiago, Chile. Meetings of DNSO Constituencies. Public meeting of the Names Council and General Assembly of the DNSO.

September 10, 1999 ICANN, NSI, and DoC agree to extend testbed phase of the Shared Registration System to September 30.

September 28, 1999 ICANN, NSI and DoC announce tentative agreements, which include: a Registry Agreement between ICANN and NSI; a revised Registrar Accreditation Agreement between ICANN and all registrars registering names in the .com, .net., and .org domains; a revised, post-testbed Registrar License and Agreement between NSI and all registrars registering names in the .com, .net., and .org domains; an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement between the Department of Commerce and NSI; and an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Commerce and ICANN.

September 29, 1999 - Proposed Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for .com, .org, and .net registrars published for public comment.

October 12-13, 1999 - DNSO elects two members to the Board of Directors.

October 13, 1999 - Public comment period on UDRP ends.

October 18, 1999 - Final report on Famous Trademarks and new gTLDs due from DNSO.

October 25, 1999 - Time expires for SO elections to the Board of Directors.

November 2-4, 1999 - ICANN Meetings in Los Angeles, including first Annual Meeting on November 4. Meeting of the General Assembly of the DNSO; seating of SO Board members; tentative agreements between ICANN, NSI, and DoC go before the ICANN Board for final consideration.

November 5, 1999 - Testbed period for .com, .net., and .org domain ends.

 

2000

January 15, 2000 - NSI as registry will charge registrars $6 per registration-year for the remainder of the term of the Registry Agreement (decreases from $9).

March 7-10, 2000 - ICANN Meetings in Cairo.

July 13-17, 2000 - ICANN Meetings in Yokohama

September 30, 2000 - ICANN-DOC MoU scheduled to expire and is extended for an additional year.

October 2, 2000 - ICANN accepts applications for new TLDs.

October 10, 2000 - ICANN's At-Large membership elects 5 new At-Large Directors