Chehadé reasserts commitment to new gTLDs and to stability of the DNS

Stéphane Van Gelder, Registry Relations and Strategy Director for NetNames reports on the latest developments in Internet governance

During an ICANN seminar today, ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé followed up his Amsterdam comments with a clear commitment to getting new gTLDs out on schedule… but not if that means putting the Domain Name System at risk.

"While we are doing everything we can to keep the new gTLD program on track and to keep our promise that by next year, we will have active new gTLDs in the root, I will not cut corners on the resiliency and the stability of the DNS," Chehadé said.

"And to those who would delay the program, I stress again how committed we are to our timeline. We will not change it, unless there are DNS stability reasons for doing so."

Written by Stéphane Van Gelder, Registry Relations and Strategy Director for NetNames

05 January 2013