Articles and Speeches
ICANN Reveals 1,930 Applications for gTLDs
July 3, 2012
John C. McElwaine
On June 13, 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the long-awaited list of applied-for new generic Top-Level Domain Names (new gTLDs). As we have reported in the past, ICANN approved a program in June of 2011 to expand the Internet’s Domain Name System through the introduction of new gTLDs. On January 12, 2012, ICANN began accepting applications for new gTLDs by opening an application window, which, after a well-publicized security “glitch”, closed on May 30, 2012. The unveiling of the applications occurred in London, and the event was recorded and is available for listening on the ICANN website, www.icann.org. Following is a summary of these applications.
Reprinted with permission from INTA Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 12 – July 1, 2012,
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