New Generic Top-Level Domain Names (“gTLDs”) Opening for Business

The first set of new generic top-level domain names (“gTLDs”) are opening for business this month. A gTLD is the part of a domain name that comes after the “dot” (“.”). Currently, there are 22 gTLDs including .com, .org and .net. Very soon there could be up to 1,400 new names or “strings,” such as .clothing, .ventures, .bike, and brand names such as .hitachi.

On October 23, 2013, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) delegated the first new gTLDs from the numerous applications it received in 2012. The following gTLDs will open for business on November 26, 2013, with the launch of their “Sunrise Period.” The Sunrise Period is the pre-registration period before domain names can be registered within the particular gTLD by the general public.

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