The Internet is about to expand. In 2012, ICANN held a historic open application process for new Top Level Domains. (A Top Level Domain is the text to the right of the final "." in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular Top Level Domain today.) Over 1,900 applicants applied to create everything from .WEB to .MOVIE.
New Top Level Domains Are Expected in 2014
The ICANN application process is not a short one. Each Top Level Domain applicant must undergo a rigorous application process designed to evaluate the applicant's technical capacity to run a Top Level Domain, financial preparedness, as well as the appropriateness of the applied-for string. An uncontested application may take as long as 6 months to receive ICANN approval, after which the applicant will require 2 months to negotiate and sign a contract with ICANN, and another 7-9 months to build out the distribution network before starting domain name sales. It will therefore be 2014 before the very earliest Top Level Domains begin selling domain names.
How does Pre-Registration Work?
DotAnything.co will help you get the domain that you want. DotAnything.co will closely monitor the progress of each Top Level Domain application. We will keep you informed as each application is approved or denied. Many applicants, such as .WEB, have not yet announced what their public sales price will be when domain names are offered for sale to the public. GetNewTLDs will contact you to confirm your order once the public sales price is available.
Five More TLDs Delegated
February 23, 2014 - Five more TLDs have been delegated - or added - to the Internet. The General Availability date for these TLDs has not been announced.
Six TLDs Launch This Week
February 23, 2014 - Six more TLDs are scheduled to launch this week: .sexy, .tattoo, .diamonds, .enterprises, .tips and .voyage.
View our Launch Calendar
February 23, 2014 - DotAnything.co releases a launch calendar showing the upcoming launch dates for new TLDs.
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