For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions prepared by the EWG related to its Initial Report.
What are the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services' current objectives and plans?
In November 2013, the EWG published a Status Update Report [PDF, 2.26 MB] that provides further insight into the EWG's analysis and highlights its current thoughts on key issues, after more extensive exploration of open areas and careful consideration of all Community comments received on its Initial Report. As the EWG's deliberations are on-going, it is hoped that this report will provide insight into the team's recommendations, answer questions, and stimulate lively Community dialogue.
In January 2014, the EWG entered a research and information-gathering phase. The EWG's Public Research Page summarizes and links to several research efforts that the EWG is undertaking to ensure that its final recommendations are supported by facts and informed by current practices.
The EWG plans to reconvene in March 2014 to complete its recommendations, informed by Community feedback and in-depth analysis of research topics, with the goal of delivering its final report to the ICANN Board in June 2014.