Stories by Patchen Haggerty

Protect your company’s rights in the race to register new gTLDs

The eagerly anticipated unveiling of the list of generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names (the letters to the right of the dot) was revealed in June by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Historically, only 22 general use-approved TLDs, including .com, .org, and .net, just to name a few, have existed across the web. In contrast, ICANN is now reviewing nearly 2,000 applications for new gTLD to add to this previously exclusive list. This pending expansion is the largest in the history of the Internet since its creation.