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New ICANN gTLD's - Discussion

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by partymarty4870, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    So what do we all think about the below. I've read a figure of $155,000 to register and control one of these new TLD's - and if I can do what I want to do it'll be a bargain.

    Will they be weighted better than the .com for an exact search (eg www.blue.widgets vs www.bluewidgets.com?

    Will we be able to register place names - the resell possibilities will be amazing if they are weighted heavily in local searches.

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    ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet's Domain Name System
    Board Votes to Launch New Generic Top-Level Domains
    20 June 2011
    
    [B][I]Singapore | [/I][/B]ICANN's Board of Directors has approved a plan to usher in one of the biggest changes ever to the Internet's Domain Name System. The Board vote was 13 approving, 1 opposed, and 2 abstaining.
    During a special meeting, the Board approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of Internet domain name endings -- called generic top-level domains (gTLDs) -- from the current 22, which includes such familiar domains as .com, .org and .net. 
    [INDENT]"ICANN has opened the Internet's naming system to unleash the global human imagination. Today's decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind," said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN. 
    [/INDENT]New gTLDs will change the way people find information on the Internet and how businesses plan and structure their online presence. Internet address names will be able to end with almost any word in any language, offering organizations around the world the opportunity to market their brand, products, community or cause in new and innovative ways.
    [INDENT]"Today's decision will usher in a new Internet age," said Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of ICANN's Board of Directors. "We have provided a platform for the next generation of creativity and inspiration."
    [/INDENT]The decision to proceed with the gTLD program follows many years of discussion, debate and deliberation with the Internet community, business groups and governments. The Applicant Guidebook, a rulebook explaining how to apply for a new gTLD, went through seven significant revisions to incorporate more than 1,000 comments from the public. Strong efforts were made to address the concerns of all interested parties, and to ensure that the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet are not compromised. 
    ICANN will soon begin a global campaign to tell the world about this dramatic change in Internet names and to raise awareness of the opportunities afforded by new gTLDs. Applications for new gTLDs will be accepted from 12 January 2012 to 12 April 2012.
    
     
  2. d35i9n

    d35i9n Newbie

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    not including other obvious costs the application is 185k

    there will also be bidding if applicants choose the same gTLD
     
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    Why was this moved to Jr Vip? Its not like there's anything special about this? lol

    ICANN is a money whore. There are alternatives.
     
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    im just guessing but i think because of "deeper conversations". but im really just guessing.
     
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    I heard it will cost $180,000, but I think .com / .net will still be the strongest, but tbh I wouldn't be willing to be 180k for a domain unless it's really good, and I am against this thing, why not keep it simple, .com.net.org.info and the country extensions.
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Moved back to the public section. No idea why this would have been moved this is all public information.
     
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    It is nothing special , please make it jr. Vip again :D lol