gTLD


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gTLD

(Generic Top-Level Domain) See Internet domain name.
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A gTLD (generic top-level domain name) is the top-level domain name of an internet address that identifies the generic domain class such as .com (commercial), .org (for non-profit organisations), and .gov (government agencies) etc.
has declared its interest in acquiring US-based domain name registration company Rightside Group, Ltd.'s entire registry of generic top-level domains (gTLDs, also known as domain extensions) and related assets for USD 70m in an all-cash deal, the company said.
ICANN's new gTLD program is an initiative that is enabling the largest expansion of the domain name system.
Analyzing the .biz gTLD, a TLD to compete with and provide additional TLD space for commercial entities, Halvorson and another set of coauthors found significant overlap and redundancy with the more venerable .com gTLD [1].
The URS is incorporated into all registry agreements executed by the operators of new gTLDs, and it may be adopted voluntarily by existing gTLD operators (such as .com, .org, and .net).
ICANN's Release of 100's of New Genetic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs).
Susan Payne is chair of the gTLD Registry Subcommittee of the Internet Committee at the INTA and Head of Legal Policy at Valideus based in London, England.
However, the lion's share of new gTLD applications and approved names are submitted by companies that are primarily in the business of selling domain names and have applied for gTLDs as a way of expanding their opportunities to register new domains.
Google is by far the biggest organisation to have adopted the new programme, and whilst it is unlikely to have a massive short-term effect on new gTLD registrations, it is announcements like this that help to create that tipping point which will cause the exponential growth of the programme."
Anyone can purchase a lower-level domain name and register a website ending with one of these gTLD names, provided the address is available.