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[council] Dot Org - Schedule and Fee for .org Request for Proposals

[ cf. http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-22apr02.htm ]

ICANN Announcement
22 April 2002 

Schedule and Fee for .org Request for Proposals 

Marina del Rey, California, USA (22 April 2002) - At its meeting today, 
the ICANN Board established the following target schedule for 
requesting, receiving, and evaluating applications to succeed 
VeriSign, Inc., as the registry operator for the .org top-level domain:

    1 May 2002 - Posting of draft Request for Proposal (RFP) 
    materials for Names Council comment and for applicants 
    to begin working on their proposals
    13 May 2002 - DNSO Names Council to provide ICANN Secretary 
    any comment on the posted materials
    13 May 2002 - Deadline for prospective applicants to submit 
    written questions regarding the draft RFP
    20 May 2002 - Final RFP materials posted
    24 May 2002 - Written questions from prospective applicants 
    posted with responses
    18 June 2002 - Deadline for submission of applications, with 
    tentatively established examination fee to be paid
    27 June 2002 - Proposals to be discussed Bucharest ICANN 
    Public Forum. Applicants to make presentations.
    28 June 2002 - Board to finally establish examination fee
    22 July 2002 - Posting of draft staff report; responses invited
    1 August 2002 - Deadline for applicant responses to draft staff report
    8 August 2002 - Posting of Final Staff Report and Recommendation
    Late August 2002 - Board decision on selection
The above target schedule may be adjusted to the extent circumstances warrant.
The Board also decided that the examination fee for applications 
should be tentatively set at US$35,000, with the understanding that 
the Board will finally establish the examination fee (which will not 
exceed the tentative fee) at its meeting to be held in Bucharest, 
Romania, on 28 June 2002. Rebates will be made if the final examination 
fee is less than the US$35,000 tentative examination fee.

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