Watch ICANN’s “Reveal Day” live from London. Hear from ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom and others from ICANN as they reveal the list of gTLD applications. There will be a press conference followed by a break followed by questions from reporters and members of the audience.
Here is the PDF of gTLD applications and applicants.
Speaking and answering questions at today’s press conference from ICANN:
- Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Kurt Pritz, Senior VP of Stakeholder Relations
- John Jeffrey, General Counsel
- Brad White, Director of Global Media Affairs
Many more brand TLDs than I initially expected to see.
8:30 update: Currently on break as people review list. They will be back shortly to answer questions.
Elliot just curious, will the operators of these TLDs (or rather registries) be barred from actually running the TLD as a terminating domain?
In other words, http://mike vs. http://website.mike
I don’t believe they will be able to operate without the dot. I suppose that could change though.
That would never because it would conflict with every person who owned any extension.
@Elliot – the way dns works and is programmed it can’t work. Not to mention it would break a slew of programs expecting to see a . and a TLD of some type.
Of course a browser manufacturer (or an ISP) could on an individual basis convert http://mike to http://mike.anything or http://www.mike.com
Thanks… I am not all that knowledgeable about the tech side of ops.
Interesting, the space company Astrium is applying for for dot astrium but it does not even own the dot com
Snake oil for the masses
The average joe is already awash in the sea of gTLDs, let alone the current polluted release and thinly veiled money grab.
And will simply return to the safe haven of .com when surfing the web.
@Elliott – glad you want to learn!!
You can start here: