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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

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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.

 

12|17|2012 03:38 pm EDT

Watch the ICANN new gTLD Lottery Draw

by Frank Michlick in Categories: new gTLDs

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And here’s where to watch the ICANN new gTLD lottery draw live today – either via the embedded stream below, or you can also watch it directly on Ustream or via Adobe Connect. The draw is expected to start at 4pm EST, 1pm PST which is 21:00 UTC.



Streaming live video by Ustream

12|12|2012 05:01 pm EDT

ICANN opens ticket purchases for their new gTLD Lottery

by Frank Michlick in Categories: new gTLDs

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Uniregistry Lottery Ticket for .CHRISTMAS

ICANN has opened their ticket sales for the lottery for new TLD applicants earlier today. Ticket sales end on December 17th at 11am PST.

Due to the lottery laws in California, the tickets have to purchased for $100 in person. Originally ICANN had proposed a digital archery system, where applicants would provide a target time and whoever clicked a link closest to their target time would be processed first, but decided to proceed with a lottery instead due to protest from the community. You can review the full ICANN rules for the lottery draw here.

The picture shown above shows the lottery ticket for Uniregistry‘s .CHRISTMAS application and was posted by Brett Fausett on Twitter.