Eighteen months after first announcing expansion of the TLD space
, ICANN has published the list of new gTLDs
that have been applied for. A cursory glance reveals that.app
was pretty popular, with 13 applications. Now begins the seven month objection period
(but you have to be a large organization to lodge any). angry tapir
writes in with info on how duplicate applications will be resolved. From the article: "The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has released statistics about the applications for new top-level domains — so-called 'dot word' domains along the lines of .web and .bank ... Two hundred and thirty of the domains proposed by applicants will become the subject of ICANN's dispute resolution process — which involves an attempt among applicants for the same domain to come to a joint arrangement, followed by an auction if that's unsuccessful. There were 751 conflicting applications for domains in total, which in many cases are likely to involve generic suffixes like .secure."