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Icann reveals 1930 new internet top-level domain name claims


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received a total of 1930 applications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains.

According to BCC Google said it had applied for .google, .youtube and .lol. while the not-for-profit .uk domain name manager Nominet has also revealed it had applied to run .wales and .cymru

  • 1846 of those are “standard” applications.
  • 84 are designated as “community-based”.

Of the 1930, 66 have designated themselves as geographic name applications. 116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, using non-Latin scripts. Three applicants seek support through ICANN’s Applicant Support Program. Applications were received from 60 countries. Using ICANN’s
definitions of the world’s regions, which can be viewed on our website:

  • 911 applications came from North America.
  • 675 from Europe.
  • 303 applications are from the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 24 are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • 17 from Africa.

Some domain names have been applied for by more than one applicant. There are 230 domain names for which at least two applications were submitted, involving a total of 751 applications.

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Via : newgtlds.icann.org
Icann reveals 1930 new internet top-level domain name claims Reviewed by Sartaj Husain on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Rating: 5

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