by Jannik Skou and Dr. Torsten Bettinger
500 or maybe 1000 new gTLDs will be launched in 2013 – any company or organization can apply for their own gTLD in January 2012.
Should brand owners apply for their own generic “dotBrand” top level domain in 2011 or should they wait and see? Jannik Skou1 and Torsten Bettinger2 from Singapore report. Next January, virtually anybody who can raise about US$500,000 can apply for a new generic top level domain name, such as .sport, .car, or .hotel in Latin (ASCII) or non Latin (IDN) scripts. ...click for more
Martin Stepanek of futurezone took the chance to have ICANNs Chairman Dr. Steve Crocker interviewed on the new top-level domains during newdomains.org conference.
Michael Twist of AusRegistry (who actually won a ticket for newdomains.org on domainincite.com's raffle) wrote an article on our conference on CircleID (and of course the Ausregistry blog). He comments on the urgency to catch up with the timeline and not to miss the boat.
The two day agenda ran very smoothly and kudos should be given to United Domains who were in charge as it was truly run with German efficiency.
Thanks, Michael - we were really pleased to be your host! ...click for more
by Oliver Schwab, newdomains.org
Michael Berkens (Rightofthedot.com / Thedomains.com) commented on Kurt Pritz´speech at newdomains.org: