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What This Team Will Do: The WG is seeking to define the characteristics of the preliminary set of categories identified by the WG, then determine what changes could be needed. This drafting team will prepare a set of draft outputs that will be considered by the full WG. The anticipated deliverables include:

·         A matrix that pinpoints the specific characteristics of the categories

·         At least at a high level, the related changes to the application process, evaluation criteria, and contractual requirements that would likely be necessary and perhaps unique to certain categories/characteristics.

·         Any enforcement mechanisms that may be needed as a result of establishing different paths to obtaining a new gTLD.

·         A recommendation as to whether the creation of applicable categories is necessary or whether the unique aspects of those categories can be handled through the existing processes.


Documentation of deliberations to date can be found here:


How This Team Will Work: This drafting team may employ a variety of mechanisms to address its work. It is anticipated that the drafting team will complete its work primarily over email, collaborating via Google Docs, and occasional meetings. Meetings will be recorded, the email list archived, and the group will utilize public workspaces (i.e., Google Docs, Wiki).


How to Participate: Simply add your name to the sign-up document here ( The only requirement to participate is that you are a member of the WG. If you have any issues accessing the Google Doc, you can send an email to staff instead and we can add your name on your behalf.

Google Working Doc:


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