This Working group is tasked with following and providing the community's response to the development of new GTLDs.
ICANN’s communities have been working for years on the process by which new Generic Top-Level Domains will be introduced. There are currently only a few gTLDs (like .com, .net, .org) and the new process would allow the introduction of many, many more over the course of time.
Currently, the ICANN community is reviewing and commenting upon a set of documents detailing how the process of adding new gTLDs would work.
It is widely believe that the addition of potentially hundreds, or thousands, of new gTLDs will have important impacts on how Internet end-users interact with the Internet. The At-Large community has made many statements in the past about new gTLDs and is preparing to make further comments. You may find multilingual versions of previous At-Large statements at: http://www.atlarge.icann.org/en/correspondence]
You can find more information on the new gTLD programme at: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-23oct08-en.htm
Documents will be available in English, Spanish, and French, however the meetings of the Working Group will be conducted in English.
Those interested are welcome to join the mailing list for Working Group 3 at this URL.
Adobe Connect Room
Adobe Connect is an application which allows you to look at shared documents and present your computer screen to other working group members:
During the At-Large Summit, Working Group members were using the following Adobe Connect meeting room, which is no longer active:: http://icann.na3.acrobat.com/summit-wg3/