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Topic:  New gTLDs

Background

A TLD is the rightmost label starting from the last dot in a web address (e.g. .com, .net, .biz). The domain namespace originally had eight TLDs. In 2000, seven new TLDs were introduced, and in 2004, eight more were made available. In 2012, ICANN launched the New gTLD Program which resulted in the massive expansion of the domain namespace. As of today, more than 1,000 new gTLDs have been delegated to the root zone.

New gTLDs offer greater flexibility for individual registrants to create memorable, innovative names for their websites. They also ease the overcrowding in the legacy gTLD domain market.

As New gTLDs open up opportunities for new registries and registrars to enter the domain name industry,

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Publish DateTitleCurrent Status
23 May 2017

GNSO Community Comment 2 (CC2) on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2017-05-23
26 Apr 2017

Interim Paper Cross-Community Working Group on Use of Names of Countries and Territories as Top Level Domains

topic(s): DNS, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2017-04-26
7 Nov 2016

The ATLAS II Recommendations Implementation Report

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, Contracted Party Agreements, DNS, Engagement, IANA, ICANN Board/Bylaws, IDN, Internet Governance, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances, Policy Processes, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2016-11-07
10 Sep 2016

At-Large Community Policy Issues - Why End Users Should Care

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, Contracted Party Agreements, DNS, Engagement, IANA, ICANN Board/Bylaws, IDN, Internet Governance, Internet Protocols, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances, Policy Processes, Public Interest, Reviews/Improvements, WHOIS

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Ended on: 2016-09-10
20 Jun 2016

Request for Input - New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2016-06-20
28 Feb 2016

ALAC Correspondence on the Study Group on Sensitive New gTLDs

topic(s): New gTLDs, Public Interest

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Ended on: 2016-02-28
21 Dec 2015

gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, DNS, New gTLDs, Reviews/Improvements, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2015-12-21
10 Dec 2015

New gTLD Program Implementation Review Draft Report

topic(s): DNS, New gTLDs, Reviews/Improvements

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Ended on: 2015-12-10
22 Oct 2015

Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

topic(s): New gTLDs, Policy Processes

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Ended on: 2015-10-22
16 Mar 2015

IDN TLDs - LGR Procedure Implementation - Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2

topic(s): IDN, New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2015-03-16
19 Nov 2014

Follow-up on the Public Interest Commitment

topic(s): New gTLDs, Public Interest

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Ended on: 2014-11-19
11 Nov 2014

Draft Document from GAC Sub-Group on Geographic Names

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2014-11-11
23 Sep 2014

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .JETZT, .GLOBAL, .NEUSTAR, .KIWI, .BERLIN

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, DNS, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2014-09-23
30 Aug 2014

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .DEALS, XN--FJQ720A, .CITY, .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2014-08-30
30 Aug 2014

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .LUXURY, .WANG, XN--3BST00M, XN--6QQ986B3XL, XN--CZRU2D, XN--45Q11C, .BUILD, .REN, .PIZZA, .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS, .SARL, XN--55QX5D, XN--IO0A7I, and 20 TLDs associated with Top Level Domain Holdings Limited

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2014-08-30
30 Aug 2014

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2014-08-30
27 Aug 2014

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2014-08-27
31 Jul 2014

Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Engagement, New gTLDs, Reviews/Improvements

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Ended on: 2014-07-31
26 Jun 2014

The Second At-Large Summit (ATLAS II) Declaration - London, United Kingdom

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, Contracted Party Agreements, DNS, Engagement, ICANN Board/Bylaws, IDN, Internet Governance, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances, Policy Processes, Security/Stability

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Ended on: 2014-06-26
3 May 2014

IDN Variant TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1

topic(s): IDN, New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2014-05-03
16 Apr 2014

Proposal for the Use of Mandatory Policy Advisory Boards for Regulated Industry Sector and Consumer-Trust-Sensitive New gTLD Strings

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Public Interest

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Ended on: 2014-04-16
7 Mar 2014

Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Reviews/Improvements

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Ended on: 2014-03-07
31 Jan 2014

Proposal for a Specification 13 to the ICANN Registry Agreement to Contractually Reflect Certain Limited Aspects of ".Brand" New gTLDs

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Legal/Regulatory, New gTLDs, Public Interest

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Ended on: 2014-01-31
9 Jan 2014

Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs, Policy Processes

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Ended on: 2014-01-09
21 Nov 2013

Policy & Implementation Working Group

topic(s): New gTLDs, Policy Processes

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-11-21
19 Nov 2013

NGPC Response to the ALAC Statements on Community Applications

topic(s): New gTLDs, Public Interest

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Ended on: 2013-11-19
13 Nov 2013

Revised Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP)

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Public Interest

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-11-13
1 Nov 2013

Draft Final Report on Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs, Policy Processes

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Ended on: 2013-11-01
31 Oct 2013

ICANN Board's New gTLD Program Committee Regarding the Inclusion of Community Members in the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Panels

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, Engagement, New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2013-10-31
17 Sep 2013

Confusingly Similar gTLDs

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2013-09-17
11 Sep 2013

Rights Protection Mechanism (RPM) Requirements

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, IDN, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-09-11
9 Sep 2013

Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Guidelines Update from ICANN

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2013-09-09
27 Aug 2013

Proposal to Mitigate Name Collision Risks

topic(s): New gTLDs, Security/Stability

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-08-27
9 Aug 2013

Community Expertise in Community Priority Evaluation

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2013-08-09
9 Aug 2013

Preferential Treatment for Community Applications in String Contention

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2013-08-09
21 Jul 2013

Initial Report on Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs, Policy Processes

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Ended on: 2013-07-21
7 Jun 2013

ALAC Statement to the Board Regarding Security and Stability Implications of New gTLDs

topic(s): New gTLDs, Security/Stability

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-06-07
5 Jun 2013

New gTLD Board Committee Consideration of GAC Safeguard Advice

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Public Interest

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-06-05
21 May 2013

ALAC Statement on the Trademark Clearinghouse and IDN Variants

topic(s): IDN, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-05-21
11 Apr 2013

ALAC Statement on the New gTLD Metrics Task Force Report

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-04-11
11 Apr 2013

Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP)

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Public Interest

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-04-11
25 Mar 2013

Revised New gTLD Registry Agreement Including Additional Public Interest Commitments Specification

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Public Interest

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-03-25
7 Mar 2013

"Closed Generic" gTLD Applications

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-03-07
26 Feb 2013

ALAC Correspondence on the Report of the GNSO WG on Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, and Competition

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, ICANN Board/Bylaws, New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2013-02-26
15 Jan 2013

Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in all gTLDs (IGO-INGO)

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs, Policy Processes

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-01-15
15 Jan 2013

Trademark Clearinghouse "Strawman Solution"

topic(s): Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2013-01-15
10 Nov 2012

Use of a Drawing for Prioritizing New gTLD Applications

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-11-10
7 Nov 2012

Trademark Clearinghouse Documents

topic(s): Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-11-07
18 Oct 2012

Joint ALAC/NCSG Statement on the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) System

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-10-18
22 Sep 2012

SSAC Report on Dotless Domains

topic(s): DNS, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-09-22
8 Sep 2012

ALAC Statement on the Consumer Metrics Final Advice

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, ICANN Board/Bylaws, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-09-08
30 Jul 2012

ALAC Statement on the IDN Prioritization in the New gTLD Program Targeted at the ICANN Board

topic(s): IDN, New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2012-07-30
25 Jul 2012

Preliminary GNSO Issue Report on the Protection of International Organization Names in New gTLDs

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, New gTLDs, Policy Processes

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-07-25
16 Apr 2012

Draft Advice Letter on Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, and Competition

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, ICANN Board/Bylaws, New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2012-04-16
23 Mar 2012

Reservation of Olympic and Red Cross Names in the gTLD Application Procedure

topic(s): Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-03-23
10 Jan 2012

New gTLD Applicant Support Program: Financial Assistance

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances

Submission
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Ended on: 2012-01-10
30 Dec 2011

ALAC Statement on the Joint ccNSO and GNSO Working Group on Single Character IDN TLDs

topic(s): IDN, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-12-30
20 Dec 2011

ALAC Statement on the Preliminary Support Implementation Program

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-12-20
14 Dec 2011

ALAC Letter to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-12-14
3 Oct 2011

ALAC Statement Regarding the JAS Workgroup Final Report

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-10-03
4 Aug 2011

GAC/ALAC Statement on Applicant Support

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-08-04
13 May 2011

ALAC Statement on the JAS WG's Second Milestone Report

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-05-13
28 Mar 2011

Draft Response to 2011 GAC gTLD Scorecard

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs, Public Interest

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-03-28
3 Jan 2011

Draft Final Report on Policy Aspects Regarding Introduction of Single Character IDN TLDs

topic(s): IDN, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2011-01-03
10 Dec 2010

Uniform Rapid Suspension

topic(s): Contracted Party Agreements, Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-12-10
8 Dec 2010

Draft Final Guidebook

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-12-08
7 Dec 2010

Cartagena Statement of the African ICANN community about the Support for new gTLD applicants

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-12-07
30 Oct 2010

Community Working Group Report on Implementation of GNSO New gTLD Recommendation Number 6

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-10-30
29 Aug 2010

Draft Applicant Guidebook v4

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-08-29
29 Aug 2010

Initial Report on Vertical Integration

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-08-29
24 Jun 2010

African ICANN Community Publishes Statement on Support for New gTLD Applicants

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-06-24
5 May 2010

ICM Application for the .XXX sTLD

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-05-05
27 Jan 2010

Expression of Interest Proposal

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-01-27
18 Jan 2010

Final Report on Three-Character Requirement and Variant Management

topic(s): IDN, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2010-01-18
15 Dec 2009

Minority Report on Selected Trademark Issues

topic(s): Intellectual Property, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2009-12-15
30 Jul 2009

Terms of Reference of the Root Server Scaling Study

topic(s): IDN, Internet Protocols, New gTLDs, Security/Stability

Submission
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Ended on: 2009-07-30
19 Apr 2009

New gTLDs Applicant Guidebook v2 and Related Materials

topic(s): New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2009-04-19
4 Mar 2009

The First At-Large Summit (ATLAS) Declaration - Mexico City, Mexico

topic(s): Accountability/Transparency, Contracted Party Agreements, Engagement, ICANN Board/Bylaws, IDN, Internet Governance, New gTLDs, Operations/Finances, Policy Processes, Security/Stability, WHOIS

Submission
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Ended on: 2009-03-04
27 Jun 2008

New GTLD Policy's Objections Provisions

topic(s): New gTLDs, Public Interest

Submission
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Ended on: 2008-06-27
9 Oct 2003

ALAC Response to the Proposed sTLD RFP and Suggested Principles for New TLD Processes

topic(s): Engagement, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2003-10-09
16 May 2003

ALAC Submission to the GNSO's gTLDs Committee Regarding the Draft Final Report of the gTLD Committee

topic(s): New gTLDs

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Ended on: 2003-05-16
6 May 2003

ALAC Comments to the GNSO's New gTLDs Committee

topic(s): IDN, New gTLDs

Submission
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Ended on: 2003-05-06