The draw is presented by ICANN as a equitable and reliable method to determine the order priority for Application process.
ICANN divulged details about the draw. ICANN obtained a licence to hold a lottery in California.
As planned, Applicants can purchase the tickets directly or name a prox to purchase them for them. Tickets will be for sale from December 12 to the morning of December 17th at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles.
The new gTLD draw will take place on December 17, 2012, in afternoon. It will take place at the Hilton LAX as well and will be open to the public. Applicants do not have to be personnaly present for the draw.
2 –Initial evaluation
Evaluation results to be excepted in August 2013 and Background screening results will be published at the same time as Initial Evaluation Results. First initial evaluation results will be released in priority order starting March 23, 2013.
3 –Withdraw of Application
Still regarding new gTLD’s, six Application withdrawals have been withdrawn (AND, ARE, EST, CHATR, CIALIS and KSB) ad seven additional withdrawals are in progress.
The TLD Application System (TAS) will reopen on November 26th 2012 and Applicants will have to reset their passwords.