Google, Amazon, Microsoft And Others Applied For New Top-Level Domains

Posted on Jun 13 2012 - 1:31pm by Editorial Staff

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has revealed the names of the total of 1930 applications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains it received. Among the 1930 applications, 1846 of those are “standard” applications and 84 are designated as “community-based”.

Of the 1930, 66 have designated themselves as geographic name applications, and 116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs using non-Latin scripts. Applications were received from 60 countries. Using ICANN’s definitions of the world’s regions, this can be viewed on ICANN website:

  • 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

One interesting thing is that some domain names have been applied for by more than one applicant. There are 230 domain names for which at least two applications were submitted, involving a total of 751 applications. Earlier, Google announced that it had applied for .docs, .youtube, and .lol.

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