ICANN Completes Initial Evaluation of gTLDs

Last week ICANN announced that the initial evaluation (“IE”) phase of its new gTLD program was concluded.  Of the 1,930 applications submitted:

  • 1,745 passed IE and are eligible to proceed to the next phase of the Program
  • 32 eligible for Extended Evaluation
  • 3 were not approved either due to the New gTLD Program Committee’s acceptance of Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Advice, or because they did not meet the minimum required criteria under the Applicant Support Program
  • 121 were withdrawn
  • 29 are on hold.

The word cloud below includes some of the most recently approved gTLDs.