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500+ New gTLD Agreements Signed & Counting

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:23:45 +0000

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New Contracting Statistics Released

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:23:46 +0000

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Results Available for 17 September 2014 Auction

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:07:09 +0000

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Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) Standing Panel Identified

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:39:34 +0000

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Project

  • ICANN opened the first round of its New gTLD Program for domain names in any language or script on January 12, 2012.
  • UCL is providing linguistic expertise for ICANN as the applications for the new names are evaluated.
  • Until 1998, requests for new TLDs were dealt with by the U.S. government. ICANN has been dealing with them since.

Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs):

  • Equivalent of e.g. .com, .org in any language or script
  • May include any word in any language of script:

    • Organisation names
    • Brand names
    • Geographic names etc.
  • Further information: New gTLDs, ICANN

img: ICANN video

Video with overview of ICANN's New gTLD Program


The New gTLD Program is ICANN's largest ever project and the greatest change to the Internet since the establishment of .com etc.

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