[AfrICANN-discuss] FW: 100 Registrants for New gTLD Application
anne-rachel.inne at icann.org
Tue Feb 14 19:57:52 SAST 2012
Number of Registrants Reaches 100 in the New Generic Top-Level Domain Online Application System
Site to Provide Regular Updates to Applicant Registration Numbers
Marina del Rey, California… As of today (February 14), there are 100 successful registrants in the online new generic Top-Level Domain Application System. Each successful registrant can apply for up to 50 new generic Top-Level Domains.
The number of successful registrant to the new gTLD application system will be regularly updated at http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/statistics.
The deadline to register in the TLD Application System is 29 March. If applicants are not registered in the system by that date, they will be unable to apply. Completed applications are due on 12 April.
In early May, ICANN will publish a list of the applications, including the applied-for TLD names and the names of the applicants. Until then, ICANN will not comment publicly about any specific application or who has submitted applications.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEW gTLD PROGRAM:
* Frequently Asked Questions: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/customer-service/faqs/faqs-en
* Program overview: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/gtld-facts-31jul11-en.pdf
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