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New gTLD Objection

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The '''New gTLD Objection and Dispute Resolution''' process was laid out in the [[Applicant Guidebook]] of the [[New gTLD Program]]. The process gives business, applicants, organizations, and individuals a way to give objection arguments as to why a certain TLD should not be delegated. These formal objections will be arbitrated by an assigned organization, called a [[#Dispute Resolution Service Providers|Dispute Resolution Service ProvidersProvider]] (DRSP). A panelist from the DRSP hears written arguments from the objector and the applicant, and determines if the application prevails or the objector prevails.
The filing period for objections to New [[gTLD]]s began 13 June 2012 and lasted until 13 March 2013. The received objections then moved to the dispute resolutions process. [[ICANN]] estimated that it would take 5 months to decide most objections. 262 formal objections were filed (taken into account string applications that withdrew, leaving the objection unnecessary) during the filing period. As of December 2013, more than 200 objections had been decided.<ref>[ 262 New gTLD Objections Filed,] Retrieved 13 Dec 2013</ref>

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