ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Board revealed the full list of all of the gTLD strings that were applied by cooperates, business and organizations during the Reveal Day press conference at London. ICANN developed the New generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet’s addressing system which was approved at International pow-wow in Singapore at early 2011. gTLD are Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, or .org. There are 280 ccTLDs but only 22 “generics” in the domain name system right now, but that is all about to change.
A total of 1,930 new gTLD applications were received during the application period between 12 January 2012 and 30 May 2012. Of the 1,930 applications received 66 are geographic name applications and 16 applications are for Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, for strings in scripts such as Arabic, Chinese, and Cyrillic.
“We are standing at the cusp of a new era of online innovation, That means new businesses, new marketing tools, new jobs, and new ways to link communities and share information.” said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer during a press conference in London called “Reveal Day“.
Senior Vice President Kurt Pritz said, “A 60-day comment period begins today, allowing anyone in the world to submit comments on any application, and the evaluation panels will consider them. If anyone objects to an application and believes they have the grounds to do so, they can file a formal objection to the application. And they will have seven months to do that.“