105 More Applicants Pass Initial Evaluation

In 2012, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and numbers, accepted applications to create new Top Level Domains (TLDs). A TLD is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, the most popular TLD today is the .COM TLD, which is owned an operated by Verisign, Inc.  Over 1900 applications for new TLDs were filed for everything from .WEB to .SHELL.  ICANN has been evaluating these applications at a rate of approximately 100 applications per week. 

August 9, 2013 - This week, ICANN released released the 21st round of Initial Evaluation Results, bringing the total number of applications to pass the Initial Evaluation phase to 1,482. Only 331 Applications remain in the Initial Evaluation phase, which means that ICANN is likely to meet its goal of completing Initial Evaluation for all appliations by the end of August. This week, 105 applications passed the Initial Evaluation phase. In addition, this week Monster Worldwide withdrew its application for the .beknown TLD, and Microsoft withdrew its application for the .skydrive TLD.

ICANN has been reviewing TLDs in the order which was established by a lottery held by ICANN on December 17, 2012. ICANN is targeting completing Initial Evaluation for all applicants by August 2013.

Below are the applicants that were evaluated in this evaluation round.

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