Segment 2: GTLD-a-Go-Go on Reveal Day

GTLD-a-Go-Go on Reveal Day

At 5AM Pacific, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will announce applied for generic top level domains.  Nearly 2,000 applications paid $185,000 for gTLDs.  One company Donuts has applied for 307 gTLDS.

Here’s some of the headlines on the announcement:

Here comes the greatest Internet landgrab in history.
ICANN tomorrow will reveal who is going after what new domain extensions, paving the way for a very different looking Web. Prepare for dot-madness – CNET

ICANN’s gTLD Big Reveal will shape the internet for years to come – The Sociable

The ICANN Hunger Games – Circle ID

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ICANN – The Next Big Thing

A video of short clips from people discussing different aspects of ICANN’s process to add new Internet extensions – so-called generic top-level domains or gTLDs. The video was shown as part of a much larger public discussion of the issue at ICANN’s meeting in Paris in July 2008.