27 Apr '16, 7pm

The .web gTLD could go live, or die forever, in 2016

The .web gTLD could go live, or die forever, in 2016 Kevin Murphy , April 27, 2016, 19:44:58 (UTC), Domain Registries The new gTLD .web could be coming to the internet sooner than expected — or be denied forever — after two of the remaining barriers to delegation disappeared. Following the withdrawal last week of an application for the plural .webs, an auction for .web could happen in the next couple of months, enabling a go-live date possibly in 2016. .web, often considered the most desirable truly generic gTLD, has had a rough time of it in the 2012 ICANN new gTLD program. There were seven applications for the string. Google, Web.com, Donuts, Radix, Afilias, Schlund Technologies, Nu Dot Co all applied. The registrar Web.com (owner of Network Solutions, Register.com, et al) appears to be especially keen to get the domain, given that the string more or less matches its bra...

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