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Watch Live: ICANN gTLD Reveal Day

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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

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and professional domain investor. Elliot is President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a domain investing company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Elliot is the publisher of DomainInvesting.com.

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Comments (11)

    Elliot Silver

    Many more brand TLDs than I initially expected to see.

    June 13th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Elliot Silver

    8:30 update: Currently on break as people review list. They will be back shortly to answer questions.

    June 13th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    DOT FAIL

    ICANN.FAIL

    June 13th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Mike B.

    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

    -mike b.

    June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ Mike

      I don’t believe they will be able to operate without the dot. I suppose that could change though.

      June 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    David J Castello

    @Elliot
    That would never because it would conflict with every person who owned any extension.

    June 13th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Larry

    @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

    June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ Larry

      Thanks… I am not all that knowledgeable about the tech side of ops.

      June 13th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    altbin

    Interesting, the space company Astrium is applying for for dot astrium but it does not even own the dot com

    June 13th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Flipside

    Snake oil for the masses
    Epic.scam

    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.

    June 13th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Larry

    @Elliott – glad you want to learn!!

    You can start here:

    http://www.regular-expressions.info/email.html

    June 13th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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