26 Feb '15, 11pm

Domain Pulse 2015: New gTLDs Are Like Babies - Domain Name News, The Domain Industry News, ICANN...

When applications closed there were 1,930 applications and 1,400 unique strings applied for. And in the first 12 months since registrations began in the first of the new gTLDs in February 2014 there is much to celebrate. Looking at nTLDstats.com, registrations across all new gTLDs will pass 4.5 million domains in the next week or two, there are over 520 gTLDs delegated, 223 registrars participating plus an unknown number of resellers. The application and implementation process though has had its problems, Rickert said in the German capital of Berlin, but he was of the view the programme had been a success. The problems as Rickert described them, were the TAS (TLD Application System) which said was an "epic failure", Digital Archery, the Trademark Clearinghouse, Public Interest Commitments (PIC) Specifications, dealing with name collisions and the sometimes curious decision...

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