The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received a total of 1930 applications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains.
-> 1846 of those are “standard” applications.
-> 84 are designated as “community-based”.
Of the 1930, 66 have designated themselves as geographic name
116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs,using non-Latin scripts.
Three applicants seek support through ICANN’s Applicant Support Program.
Applications were received from 60 countries. Using ICANN’s definitions of the world’s regions, which can be viewed on our
-> 911 applications came from North America.
-> 675 from Europe.
-> 303 applications are from the Asia-Pacific region.
-> 24 are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
-> 17 from Africa.
Some domain names have been applied for by more than one applicant. There are 231 domain names for which at least two
applications were submitted, involving a total of 751 applications.
List of Domain extensions applied for: http://newgtlds-cloudfront.icann.org/sites/default/files/reveal/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en.pdf
India Inc logs on for new web extensions
Reliance Industries have staked their claim to the domain of Indians. ‘.Indians’ is one of the three domain names that the Reliance Group has applied for with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the body responsible for coordinating the internet’s domain name system as well as assigning generic top level domain (gTLD) names. Reliance has also applied for .reliance and .ril.
As there are no other applicants for the names, they will likely become the property of Reliance. There are over 20 gTLDs allotted to Indian companies, according to ICANN’s list of applicants issued on Wednesday. Bharti Airtel has been allotted .airtel and .bharti domain names. Infosys has .infy and .infosys. The Tatas have .tata and .tatamotors. Other companies with their own gTLDs include SBI, Dabur, The TVS Group, HDFC, Lupin and Shriram.
A gTLD is the section of an internet domain name after the final period. In a web address like ‘www.website.com’, the .com is the gTLD. At this point, there are 22 gTLDs, including .com, .org and .net. In June 2011, ICANN approved a plan that would allow people to apply for new gTLDs.