The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in continuing with plans to introduce new generic top-level internet domains (gTLDs) and wants your input.
The organization, which introduced gTLDs including .info and .biz in 2000, recently received a report from one of its policy-making constituencies, and has asked for user feedback on its conclusions.
The report contains many proposed guidelines for how gTLDs should be applied for and approved, including how to deal with objections from interested communities.
More top-level domains – the part of the domain name that comes after the last dot – mean more competition, more options, and the possibility for more targeted or user-specific domain names, said ICANN president Paul Twomey.
When coupled with ICANN’s current work on introducing internationalized domain names, it is possible that hundreds and, eventually, more than 1,000 new TLDs could be created, Twomey said.