Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
ICANN developed the New generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet’s addressing system. What is a gTLD? It is an Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, or .org. There are 280 ccTLDs but only 22 “generics” in the domain name system right now, but that is all about to change.
The new gTLD application window opened on 12 January 2012 and closed on 30 May 2012. The following list displays all of the gTLD strings that were applied for during this round.
Most of these are totally pointless.
There are a bunch of applicants that want a .book TLD
We want a .library!
We are a small commercial data library, currently losing money, but need to get a web site up to help turn things around, and would LOVE a .library domain name. Unfortunately this doesn’t appear to actually be available, and some domain name ransom outfit has the only other name that we would like to use tied up.