New gTLD Prioritization Draw – Watch Live Now

A Prioritization Draw is being held today 17 December 2012 in Los Angeles to assign priority numbers to all new gTLD applications. Each application will be assigned a randomly-drawn priority number. These priority numbers will be used to determine the order in which initial evaluation results are released. Only those Applicants who purchase a ticket will be able to participate in the Draw.

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The Draw

The Prioritization Draw will be held on 17 December 2012 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport located at 5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90045.

The Draw will begin at 1:00 p.m PST, in the International Ballroom and last until approximately 7:00 p.m., or until the last ticket has been drawn and assigned a priority number.

To participate in the Draw, an Applicant, through a designated representative or proxy (see below for more details) must purchase a ticket in person for each application that the Applicant wants prioritized.

Applicants are not required to attend the 17 December 2012 Draw to receive a prioritization number for each application.

Results of the Draw will be announced on the day of the Draw and the results will be posted on ICANN’s website at within 24 hours of the end of the Draw.

ICANN reserves the right to revise the date, time, and location of the Draw, as well as the date and time for posting the results of the Draw. If any changes do occur, ICANN will notify all Applicants. Any changes regarding the Draw will be posted to this webpage.

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If you cannot attend in person, watch online now:

Tickets Sales

Cost: USD 100.00 per ticket, only one ticket per application is available
Location: Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Room Century C/D on the second floor
5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Date/Time: 12 December – 16 December 2012
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST / 17:00 to 01:00 UTC +1day
17 December 2012
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST / 16:00 to 19:00 UTC
Payment: Cash, cashier’s or certified check, travelers cheques, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover), payable in U.S. dollars only. Checks can be made payable to ICANN Draw.

It is strongly encouraged that Applicants purchase tickets in advance of the 17 December 2012 Draw date. A strict cut-off time for ticket sales will be enforced. If an Applicant’s designated representative or proxy is not in the queue to purchase ticket(s) by 11:00 a.m. PST on 17 December 2012, the Applicant forfeits its ability to participate in the Draw.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

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