New generic Top Level Domains list out 13 June
INTERNET| June 13, 2012, 7:12 a.m.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has pegged 13 June as the day for the ‘big reveal’ of the list of applications for new generic Top Level Domain Names.
ICANN reports that over 1900 applications had been received by the cut-off date. ICANN will publicly post all TLD character strings that have been applied for, and who applied for them, today.
The list will be revealed at a media conference in London from 12:00 today, and the event will be streamed live at www.icann.org.
The new gTLD program will then include a 60-day application comment period, programme feedback and an objection period.
According to the newgtldsite.com, the applications include .deals, .doctor, .law, .youtube, .lol, .love and .news.
ICANN says it received a total of 1930 applications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains.
-1846 of those are “standard” applications.
- 84 are designated as “community-based”.
Of the 1930, 66 have designated themselves as geographic name applications. 116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, using non-Latin scripts.
Applications were received from 60 countries.
- 911 applications came from North America.
- 675 from Europe.
- 303 applications are from the Asia-Pacific region.
- 24 are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
- 17 are from Africa.
There are 230 domain names for which at least two applications were submitted, involving a total of 751 applications.
MORE INTERNET NEWS
How to Bypass Electronic Communication CensorshipCensorship poses a large and growing challenge to online freedom of expression around the world, says Kwami Ahiabenu, Executive Director of Penplusbytes. Read More
MTN launches a Young Graduate ProgrammeMTN Cameroon, leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon has announced the launch of its “MTN Young Graduate Programme’’. Read More
Vodacom trains 25 female secondary school students on IoTsVodacom Business Nigeria has trained twenty-five female students of Clemmy High School, Agodo-Egbe, Lagos, on Internet of Things (IoTs) as part of its support for the Girls in ICT programme. Read More
Africa, preparing to become an Always-On continentThere is significant potential for Africa to capitalise on the move to Always-On, says Veeam Software. Read More
Ericsson and MTN bring LTE experience to GhanaMTN Ghana has selected Ericsson to deploy its new LTE network in the Greater Accra region. Read More
SEACOM gathers momentum in SA business marketPan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has announced that it has grown its South African base of channel partners servicing the business market to more than 65 companies of all sizes, up from 20 in October last year. Read More
MTN Business encourages transport and logistics industry to realise the impact of M2MIf embraced and implemented properly, M2M has numerous abilities to provide South African fleet managers with useful information regarding fuel usage, routing, and vehicle diagnostics, says MTN Business. Read More
Nigeria satellite resources to boost economic growthThe Management of NigComSat says Nigeria’s satellite resources are primed to help the nation in accelerating robust ICT infrastructure to boost economic development for the country. Read More
Win for Kenyan bloggers as court quashes controversial lawBloggers and social media users in Kenya have with sighed relief with quashing of a contentious section of law that State has been using to prosecute individuals who were mostly perceived to be critics of the establishment. Read More
FEATURED STORYGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early
Youths should be given more encouragement to develop their ICT skills, an 11-year-old app developer told Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa
IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.
COMPANY NEWSEnhancing your security posture to fight new ransomware threats
Petya ransomware is proving to be one of the top cybersecurity stories of 2016.Arbor stops malware in its tracks
There is always a substantial amount of banking trojan activity taking place, however, recent developments have intensified the threat landscape.