22 Jun '11, 1am

New blog post: ICANN gives green lights to Generic Top Level Domain

ICANN has approved the plans for Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). This means that we will be seeing vanity Top Level Domains like .hotel, .sport or even brands like .canon or .coke. For the uninitiated, Top Level Domain is the last portion of the URL (Example: .com, .edu, .gov, .sg). Starting from late 2012, we will be seeing companies and organisations registering Top Level Domain of their choice. Canon is one of the first few companies that have express interest in creating their own gTLD. Which means we might see URL like http://ixus.canon or http://printers.canon. Luckily for everyone, we most likely won’t see any Top Level Domain name squatting when gTLD registration begins. This is because registering a gTLD is not as cheap and easy as registering a .com domain. The application fee alone is $185,000 and it cost $25,000 per year to operate. But for those interested, I...

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