21 Dec '12, 4pm

Who were the winners in the new gTLD lottery? NetNames Director of Communication Stuart Fuller looks at the candidates

So after months of speculation as to who would be the first off the block with their new gTLD, the ICANN draw earlier this week has given some indication of which new Top Level Domains will be the first to see light of daw. For those of us who sat through the live streaming of the draw on Monday (all nine and a half hours of it), the years of talking are now finally over. The age of the new domain name will be upon us in less than six months, if you believe the ICANN time line. Based on the number of applications, the odds were on either Amazon or Google having the first tickets drawn. Amazon had bought tickets for 11 IDN applications and 65 non IDN’s, whilst Google, aka Charleston Road Registry had 74 tickets, although they also had a further 24 applications where they chose not to enter the draw. In terms of the IDN draw, 108 tickets were in the pot and Amazon saw their ...

Full article: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2012/12/so-who-are-the-winne...

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