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ICANN’s last new gTLD application window closed in 2012, and over 600 major companies applied for their own dotBrand top level domains.
The first-ever .nxt conference recently concluded in San Francisco. The conference featured two days of productive, educational, and passionate discussion about the business of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
The introduction of new top-level domains (new TLDs) to the Internet moved a step closer Friday, when the ICANN Board laid out its plan for the final stages of approving the new gTLD program. In a lengthy resolution, passed unanimously at the conclusion of a week of consultations in Cartagena, Colombia, the Board sought to draw a line under some policies where it believes the community has reached agreement, while highlighting others where further discussions are needed before the doors are opened to applications next year.
Ten years ago today, November 16th 2000, the ICANN Board voted to approve the first new top-level domains (new TLDs) to be added to the Internet root, ever.Â Of the 47 applicants, only 44 were considered valid and paid the application fee. Ultimately seven were chosen that day, including .INFO.
If you search for the ICANN archives of the Board minutes of that day, interestingly the meeting minutes say:
DUBLIN, IRELAND – 15 November 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry and DNS services, announced that it is now offering domain name registrars a full suite of registry and DNS services to ensure that both their proposed new top-level domain (new TLD) applications and registries are successful.