New generic Top Level Domains list out 13 June
INTERNETBy BiztechAfrica - 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.
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