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12|17|2012 04:24 pm EDT

ICANN new gTLD Prioritization Lottery Draw – General Information

by Frank Michlick in Categories: new gTLDs

Some quick information regarding the ICANN new gTLD Prioritization Lottery Draw, which happens shortly:
  • 1766 tickets were sold, 92% of applications (1920 total)
  • First draw is for IDN applicants (108 out of 116 applications purchased tickets)
  • Second draw for non-IDN applicants
  • Third draw for the remainder of applications that did not purchase a ticket (142)
The proceeds of $176,600 for the ticket sales will go to the following three charities:
  1. Kiva Microfunds
  2. Invenio
  3. Wikimedia Foundation

The draw has not yet commenced, apparently due to a “power outage”. Official reason is a “glitch”. For a while it appears that the audio of one of the remote participants was audible through the stream.

 

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