Did you know the Internet is currently going through a revolution?
In the UK we use approx 22 TLD’s or Top Level Domain Names. i.e. / .org / .biz /.co etc etc
This is all about to change as ICANN ( The Internet Gods) have being working hard to release more. Infact when we say more we mean about 1400+ more worldwide !
In the UK this transposes to about 700 + new extensions which include things like .photograph / .football / .cricket / .shop / .flowers etc etc
You can register your ‘PRE’ interest in an extension but no prices or firm dates are set as of today.
fill in your details and you will be informed of when and what price your chosen name/s will be.
Start spoiling your day and using you mind to come up with something clever to register HERE
You can read more from the official press release by ICANN here:
Today marks an historic moment, not only for the New gTLD Program, but for the Internet as a whole. Today, the first new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) from ICANN’s New gTLD Program were delegated, or introduced into the Internet’s Root Zone. What does this mean? Well, it means a few things. From a big picture perspective, it signals the beginning of the largest-ever expansion of the Domain Name System (DNS); a change that promises to promote global innovation, competition and consumer choice. It means you will soon see the Internet grow from the 22 gTLDs that we have now (e.g., .COM, .BIZ, .ORG) to more than 1400 new possibilities..
From a logistics perspective, delegation means that the gTLD Registry can start what is known as a “Sunrise” period. This is a rights protection mechanism built into the New gTLD Program to allow trademark holders an opportunity to register Second-Level Domains corresponding to their marks. All new gTLD Registry operators must conduct a Sunrise period of no less than 30 days. Following this, operators are free to make their domains available to the public; a period called “General Availability.”
We’ll see other new gTLDs delegated over the course of the coming months and through 2014.
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