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List of Potential gTLDs


Someone posted a question on Domain Questions asking about what gTLD applications can be expected to be received by ICANN. I did a bit of research, and I found the .NXT conference website run by Kieren McCarthy and Jothan Frakes, which has a list of applicants for gTLDs.

It’s a pretty interesting list of extensions, although in my own opinion, I can’t see how many of them will have commercial appeal or gain traction. Some of these extensions have multiple applicants, which means more money for ICANN if they go to an auction.

Here are a few of the potential gTLD extensions:

  • .health
  • .vegas
  • .pad
  • .bzh
  • .hiv
  • .shop
  • .sfo
  • .indigi
  • .team
  • .bud
  • .horse

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Comments (17)


    Before throwing tons of money away, applicants should learn from dot Travel: if an extension with such a commercial appeal didn’t make it, why should any random TLD become more successful?

    January 24th, 2011 at 1:23 pm


    some of the most important ones are missing

    January 24th, 2011 at 1:30 pm


    * missing from dot NXT’s list

    January 24th, 2011 at 1:30 pm


    @ JS

    I only posted a few in my list that I hadn’t heard about.

    January 24th, 2011 at 1:31 pm


    yeah sorry Elliot, I was referring to dot NXT’s list. Their list is incomplete.


    January 24th, 2011 at 1:37 pm


    I only see .shop having some appeal. The others, pretty tough sell. They would have to have some serious money behind them

    January 24th, 2011 at 2:49 pm


    …I dunno, the .horse has a nice ring to it……and .bud, what else is there to say about THAT one!

    January 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    One look at those and you can see they’re all going fail. Except maybe .fail, which can just be redirected to a list of all the new TLDs.

    January 24th, 2011 at 5:37 pm


    @ chris / imona

    LOL… how have you been?

    January 24th, 2011 at 5:38 pm


    I think they all suck, now .inc or .corp might have a chance.

    January 24th, 2011 at 7:01 pm


    I agree with em, .shop is the only one having some appeal.

    January 24th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Charlie D. Gilbert

    Our object here concerns the Top-Level Domain on the Internet. These domain names are located by ICANN they have generated a lot of interest especially with the advancement of new technologies. As is known the Top-Level Domains are divided into the two distinct categories Generic Top-Level Domain they are open for Internet users worldwide. And there are geographical extensions Country Code Top-Level Domain that is formed by two letters that correspond to a particular country or geographical area and are raised at the present there are around 200 ccTLDs and 21 gTLDs.

    January 25th, 2011 at 5:08 am


    Im neutral on the new gtld thing, technically there is no reason why there shouldnt be lots of these springing up. Anything else feels like standing in the way of progress.
    In reality, the Big G will decide on their value.
    If, all other things being equal, G puts ‘’ above,, AND for a search of ‘vegas hotels’ then of course the gltd ‘.vegas’ will be MORE valuable (imo) than even the mighty .com in that type of example. Fun.

    January 25th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Victor Paez

    That is ridiculous. How many TLD are we going to have? It’s a joke. All to make more money…i guess!!!! at least make them better…(Dot Horse…really)!!!

    January 25th, 2011 at 5:00 pm


    You forgot the latest craze: .3D. I am sure a fortune could be made on newbie domainers alone…

    I would get .xom or .vom or .cim or .cpm or some typo of .com – like Kevin Ham did with .cm. Otherwise excuse my French but I would have to go with .cum, lol.

    January 25th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    The Designary

    I don’t see any of those catching on. .CO is having a hard enough time gaining traction and in my opinion there isn’t a better choice out there.

    January 26th, 2011 at 10:28 am


    I have a suggestion that succinctly summarizes the entire gTLD concept: .FAIL

    Stick with .COM (not as creative, but here to stay)

    June 20th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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