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The winners of the Afilias Global Innovation Contest for New TLD Ideas are in.
A panel of expert judges* -- Matthew Quint (Associate Director, Center on Global Brand Leadership, Columbia Business School), David Rogers (Executive Director, BRITE, Columbia Business School) and Kevin Murphy (Editor, domainincite.com) and Afilias senior executives -- have chosen the winners of a $5,000 first prize, a $3,000 second prize or a $1,500 third prize.
The ideas were judged on a number of criteria with a focus on the ICANN new gTLD program and how it can be used to foster innovation in the "post-.com" world.
The winners are:
A big thank you to everyone who participated by submitting an entry and to our judges, and congratulations to our winners. We look forward to sharing the winning ideas in depth -- along with many of the other ideas received -- in a forthcoming eBook.
* Please note that Paul Twomey, originally listed as a judge, withdrew prior to the close of the competition and did not participate in the judging.