June 21, 2011; 01:53 AM
The online business companies, financial groups, non-profit
organizations, and governments were discussing the opportunities to
increase the number of Top Level Domains for the last several years. No
one was able to trace out a solution, until today when ICANN has solved
this problem in its 41st Annual Meet in Singapore.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers, has finalized the
face of future Internet by approving the Historical Change in Domain
Naming System. In special meeting, the plan to include hundreds of
generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) has been approved with 13 votes.
Whereas, 1 vote was opposing this plan and other 2 votes were refrained.
Currently, there are only 22 top-level-domains including .org,
.net, .com, .co, .edu etc. Upcoming new gTLDs will change the way we use
the Internet, opens new doors of online business and also allows you to
end the domain name with any word in any language. In addition, the
organizations will have more opportunities to promote their products,
services, brands, community, forums and others through this TLD plan.
Dengate Thrush, Chairman (Board of Directors), ICANN, said, "Today's
decision will usher in a new Internet age. We have provided a platform
for the next generation of creativity and inspiration."
Historical Decision was based on years of discussion and debate with
different organizations and governments. ICANN has also finalized ‘The
Applicant Guidebook’, basically a rule book, containing the procedure to
apply for a new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). The Corporation also
included the history of seven revisions to include more than 1000
comments received from public.
Soon ICANN will start a Global
Campaign to promote the new gTLDs and to raise awareness about them. The
applicants can apply from January 12, 2012 to April 12, 2012 for new
TLDs. However, few details like name of gTLDs, and date of publishing of
Applicant Guidebook in public domain are not declared officially while
writing this news. Stay tuned with us for more updates on ICANN Meet and
generic Top Level Domains.
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