The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published a “roadmap” for new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) on August 17, 2012, aimed at providing guidance on the evaluation and delegation of the new gTLDs that will occur over the next year. In the best-case scenario, for an application that does not get any formal objections filed against it, that doesn’t get early GAC advice against it, and that is not competing against other applicants for the same or a confusing similar string, ICANN will be prepared for the first delegation request in August 2013. Although the initial results are likely to create a natural filtering process, since many applications won’t fit the best-case scenario and may face delays along the road, ICANN cannot delegate more than 1,000 new gTLDs per year due to constraints on scaling the Root Zone. According to its announcement, ICANN will take the next six weeks to come up with a metering process to help handle the large number of gTLD applications that have been filed.