ICANN gets 1930 applications for new gTLDs
Editor: John C. McElwaine
At a 7:00am EDT London press conference, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) revealed that it had received a total of 1930 applications for new generic top-level domains (new gTLDs).
- 1846 of those applications were “standard” generic applications for words such as .app, .home, .inc, .law, .shop, .llc, .web, and .blog.
- Several .BRANDS were applied for as well, including .amex, .blockbuster, .canon, .dell, .jeep, .microsoft, .playstation, .youtube, and .walmart
- 84 were designated as “community-based”, meaning that they are restricted to only members. 66 applications were for geographic terms.
All brand-owners are encouraged to review the new gTLD applications to (1) look for potentially infringing new gTLD applications and (2) begin analyzing whether there are any new domain spaces in which they would like to obtain registrations.
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