ICANN recently posted the process and criteria for evaluating new gTLD application change requests. Change requests are being evaluated and approved changes will be posted. The application change request submission process and criteria for evaluating them is below.
Requests for changes to applications may be submitted to the New gTLD Customer Service Center (CSC) by following these 2 steps:
ICANN will evaluate the requested changes against the 7 criteria below and inform the applicant whether the changes are approved or denied. ICANN will post all approved changes in a change log on the gTLD microsite. Relevant changes made to public portions of the application will be posted. Changes made to confidential portions of the application will not be posted, but only summarized to protect confidentiality of the applicant. Posting will occur once the applicant confirms that changes made are correct as requested. The change log is currently under development and will be made available soon.
Amended applications will be held for at least 30 days before passing on to the next phase in evaluation process to allow for public comment on that revised application. For example, an application in initial evaluation will not be identified as passing for at least 30 days until time for public comment enables an assessment of whether re-evaluation of the change is required.
Determination of whether changes will be approved will balance the following factors:
Note that per section 1.2.7 of the Applicant Guidebook, if at any time during the evaluation process information previously submitted by an applicant becomes untrue or inaccurate, the applicant must promptly notify ICANN via submission of the appropriate forms. This includes applicant-specific information such as changes in financial position and changes in ownership or control of the applicant.
This ICANN announcement was sourced from: