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WIPO Internet Domain Name Process

Second Process Archive
Timetable

The Second WIPO Process was conducted over ten months, culminating in a final report presented to WIPO's Member States and the Internet community, including ICANN. The Process consisted of the following steps:

a. Publication of WIPO2 RFC-1 on the draft terms of reference setting out the proposed scope of the project, including the issues to be addressed, the proposed procedures and a suggested timetable for completion of the work
b. Publication of WIPO2 RFC-2 containing the finalized terms of reference and issues to be addressed.
c. Regional consultations to receive comments on WIP02 RFC-2.
d. Preparation of a draft interim report on the basis of all comments received on WIPO2 RFC-2.
e. Publication of the interim report as WIPO2 RFC-3.
f. Regional consultations to receive comments on WIPO2 RFC-3.
g. Preparation and publication of the final report on the basis of all comments received during consultations and on WIPO RFC-3.

 

Date

Activity

July 10, 2000

Announcement of Second WIPO Process

Publication of WIPO2 RFC-1 on draft terms of reference

August 2-3, 2000

Consultation in conjunction with WIPO Ecommerce
Regional Meeting in São Paolo, Brazil

August 3-4, 2000

Consultation in conjunction with WIPO Ecommerce
Regional Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand

September 15, 2000

Final date for comments on WIPO2 RFC-1

September 18-20, 2000

Consultation in conjunction with WIPO Ecommerce
Regional Meeting in Ahman, Jordan

October 13, 2000

Publication of WIPO2 RFC-2 (issues to be addressed)

October 25-26, 2000

Consultation in conjunction with WIPO Ecommerce
Regional Meeting in Cracow, Poland

December 29, 2000

Final date for comments on issues in WIPO2 RFC-2

February 7, 2001 Geneva, Switzerland (Specialized Consultation on INNs)

April 12, 2001

Publication of Interim Report (WIPO2 RFC-3)

April 23, 2001 Brussels, Belgium
April 26, 2001 Accra, Ghana
May 10, 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 24, 2001 Melbourne, Australia
May 29, 2001 Washington, D.C., USA
May 30, 2001 Valencia, Spain

June 15, 2001

Final date for comments on WIPO2 RFC-3

June-July 2001

Drafting of Final Report

September 3, 2001

Publication of Final Report

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