- New gTLD database
What we know so far about the new gTLD revolution
by Kieren McCarthy | 5 Jun 2012 |
901 applications accounted for; 999 to go
Details of the 1,900 applications for new gTLDs have started to emerge
A huge collective sigh of relief waved across the Internet industry on 30 May as the registration system for new Internet extensions finally closed.
Having faced years of delays over the process to liberalize the top-level of the Internet, new gTLD applicants had been cruelly denied their moment of pleasure six weeks earlier when on the day it was supposed to close, domain name overseer ICANN announced it had found a "glitch" in its software and was taking the whole process offline.