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
Gilat Satcom launches Village Island satellite service for rural AfricaGilat Satcom has launched its ‘Village Island’ portfolio which enables rural villages and remote communities in Africa where ARPUs are low to take control of their digital futures. Read More
Cyber law takes bite at first victimJournalist and blogger Daniel Kenosi has become the first known casualty of the cybercrime law that Botswana's law makers have been trying to put into effect. Read More
Fibre rollout seeks stakeholder participationImplementers of new BoFINET projects dubbed Wholesale Wi-Fi and Fibre-to-the-X are calling on all relevant stakeholders to team up with them to help the projects take shape. Read More
Africa Online to launch new services in TanzaniaPan-African service provider, Gondwana International Networks (GIN), parent company to Africa Online, has announced that it will be expanding its VSAT services in Tanzania as well as launching a managed infrastructure and services solution called iManage. Read More
Orange rolls out 3G in Mandera CountyOrange has rolled out its GSM network in Mandera County as part of the company’s ongoing plan to connect all counties across the country to Orange’s high-speed network. Read More
Free Wifi at Dakar’s Independence SquareInternet users visiting the city centre of the Senegalese capital city will now be able to browse the internet for free at the Independence Square (Place de l’Indépendance), as part of the Dakar Digital City project. Read More
Local content will drive Nigeria’s internet penetration, says ComTech ministerContrary to the belief that social network platforms such as YouTube, Facebook WhatsApp and others will drive internet penetration, Nigeria’s Communication Technology Minister, Mrs Omobola Johnson, says local content will drive internet penetration in the country. Read More
Telecom Namibia hosts first WACS upgrade meetingThe West Africa Cable System (WACS) Consortium is meeting in Windhoek to discuss the upgrade of the system’s capacity in view of the enormous bandwidth update since commissioning in May 2013. Read More
TV White Spaces to improve broadband access in the health sectorBotswana Innovation Hub, in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation, University of Pennsylvania, BoFiNet, USAID - NetHope and other private sector partners, will launch a TV White Spaces project to connect clinics this week. Read More
YahClick, Vox Telecom to provide internet to SKA community in SAYahClick has announced that, in conjunction with Vox Telecom, it has won an SKA project tender in South Africa. Read More
FEATURED STORY2bn priced out of internet access
A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHVillagers get solar training at Barefoot College
The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India.
COMPANY NEWSMicrosoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub
Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises ...