June 27, 2017

New gTLD Applications Revealed From ICANN

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Yesterday ICANN revealed applications from about 500 companies for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) that could devalue the coveted .com extension and open up a barrage of legal issues. The close to 2,000 domains, also referred to as strings, look like .aaa, .hotels, or .ibm. If you notice, there’s no need for an extension such as .com or .net because the gTLDs are essentially the same thing — except anyone can purchase them. But before you plan on buying .yourname you might want to know how much the gTLDs cost. A single string such as .canon costs $185,000 plus…