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Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) finally opens the application period for its long-awaited new gTLD program.
Prospective new gTLD applicants have just less than three months from now on to submit their proposals to the organization for consideration.
Mark Your Calendars:
- 12 January 2012: Application period opens
- 29 March 2012: Last day to register for access to the TLD Application System (TAS)
- 12 April 2012: Application period closes
Today, the 2011 end of year message of the Yes2DotAfrica Campaign contained a detailed review of the 2011 incidents and events concerning ICANNs new gTLD program.
Sophia Bekele took a closer look on the Singapore approval of the new gTLD program in June, and other conferences where she and DCA took chances to promote their mission.
DCA also attended our Munich Conference on new gTLD on September 26 - 27, 2011 at the Sofitel Bayerpost Hotel. ...click for more
The capital of Austria, Vienna, issued a RFP for the TLD .wien:
http://www.wien.gv.at/dotwien/index.html (website is in German language)
Deadline to propose will be November 3, 2011. ...click for more