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Module 1
Introduction to the gTLD Application Process
This module gives applicants an overview of the process for applying for a new generic top-level domain, and includes instructions on how to complete and submit an application, the supporting documentation an applicant must submit with an application, the fees required, and when and how to submit them. This module also describes the conditions associated with particular types of applications, and the stages of the application life cycle. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read and become familiar with the contents of this entire module, as well as the others, before starting the application process to make sure they understand what is required of them and what they can expect at each stage of the application evaluation process. For the complete set of the supporting documentation and more about the origins, history and details of the policy development background to the New gTLD Program, please see This Applicant Guidebook is the implementation of Boardapproved consensus policy concerning the introduction of new gTLDs, and has been revised extensively via public comment and consultation over a two-year period.

1.1 Application Life Cycle and Timelines
This section provides a description of the stages that an application passes through once it is submitted. Some stages will occur for all applications submitted; others will only occur in specific circumstances. Applicants should be aware of the stages and steps involved in processing applications received.


Application Submission Dates

The user registration and application submission periods open at 00:01 UTC 12 January 2012. The user registration period closes at 23:59 UTC 29 March 2012. New users to TAS will not be accepted beyond this

Applicant Guidebook | version 2012-01-11



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