ICANN to announce applicants for new gTLDs on April 30, 2012
In a press statement by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) released April 2, 2012, the Californian organization announced its plans to publish the candidate list for the first round of new gTLD applications.
ICANN plans to announce the candidates for the new gTLDs on April, 30, 2012. However, this date is only an estimate. ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom explains: "Our plan always has been to publish the list of applied-for strings approximately two weeks after the close of the April 12th application window. Setting a target date gives people the opportunity to plan for this highly anticipated event.”
Nevertheless, Beckstrom stressed that a high number of applications could result in this date being postponed.
InterNetX offers its partners the opportunity to reserve domains from a wide range of planned new gTLDs via its domain-management software AutoDNS 3.0 for free and without any obligation. The available new gTLDs are: .AFRICA, .BAYERN, .BERLIN, .BIKE, .BOARD, .ECO, .FILM, .FLORIDA, .FREE, .GAY, .GMBH, .GREEN, .HAMBURG, .HOTEL, .LOVE, .MED, .MUSIC, .NYC, .REISE, .SHOP, .SPORT and .WEB.