Domain Names Go Wild in 2011

Back in 2008, ICAAN voted to let qualified “corporations, organizations and institutions” set up their own generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLDs) instead of using the standard .com, .org, .edu, etc.  That could raise the number of gTLDs from about  20 to hundreds or even thousands, significantly increasing the complexity of trademark searches along the way.  I wasn’t sure the change would ever go into effect, but ICAAN says it expects to start accepting applications in the Spring of 2011.   With a real start date coming up fast I added this new development to the gTLDs section of the Domain Names entry.

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