It looks like ICANN will begin accepting applications for an unlimited number of new gTLDs on schedule next week.
While I was away visiting family the past four days ICANN again decided to delay final approval of their plan to roll out an unlimited number of new gTLDS. While I see no need for new gTLDs, I am starting to feel a little sorry for people who have invested money in businesses that hope to service operators of new gTLD registries.
ICANN plans to begin its rollout of an unlimited number of new gTLDs in the first quarter of 2010 but we are hearing that behind the scenes developments make it unlikely we will see any new extensions before the 2nd quarter of next year, at the earliest.
Physicians.com changes hands for $250,000. Plus, hot water continues to rise around ICANN’s plan to flood the Internet with an unlimited number of new extensions. The International Olympic Committee tells ICANN they may sue for damages & public commentary indicates an Internet community backlash is brewing.
ICANN’s plan to flood the Internet with an unlimited number of new global domain extensions continues to be a hot topic. Following Tuesday’s piece in USA Today, the Industry Standard weighed in Wednesday with an article headlined “Latest Plan for Domain Names is as Doomed as .coop and .mobi.”
ICANN’s plan to roll out an unlimited number of new global domain extensions starting next year has hit a major roadblock. The U.S
A powerful trade association representing thousands of famous brands has called on ICANN to halt its plans to roll out an unlimited number of new gTLDS in 2009. The Internet Commerce Association also weighed in on the matter in a letter to ICANN’s Board of Directors.