new gTLD


Also found in: Dictionary.

new gTLD

(New Generic Top-Level Domain) A top-level domain (TLD) name on the Internet sponsored by entities such as a community, industry group or a well-established company; for example, .quebec, .vacations and .toshiba.

Everyday words, company names, brands, cities and towns are able to become a top-level Internet domain name alongside well-known domains such as .com and .org. ICANN launched the New gTLD program in 2011, and applicants must prove they can become a functioning registrar for the domain. The application fee is USD $185,000, and the evaluation process can take up to a year. As of 2020, there are more than a thousand New gTLDs, such as .salon, .furniture, .fishing and .ford. See ICANN, Internet domain name and domain name registrar.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
This year, we saw Congress get increasingly involved in, and increasingly concerned about, ICANN's responsibilities to its stakeholders and the new gTLD program.
The new gTLDs provide a wide range of website address options for registrants.
When a new gTLD is approved, it must first provide a Sunrise period, during which time trademark holders can register their trademarks under the gTLD before anyone else.
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."
With potentially hundreds of new gTLD registrars, it is difficult to determine exactly how rigorous the future screening processes will be, but it will certainly be more difficult and expensive for niche brands, small businesses, and middle-market companies to safeguard themselves from potential domain name usurpation.
The new gTLD programme was launched in 2011 and the Middle East's domain name industry is now entering a significant phase with Arabic Top-Level Domains like -- .shabaka, .mawque (in Arabic means .site) and .etisalat.
Google has come out publicly to say they will both recognise the new gTLD domains (generic Top Level Domains) and in their words treat it as just another piece of content for them to index and to understand.
Controversy over the new gTLD program has not been limited to wine.
For example, ICANN forecasts revenues of $162 million from the new gTLD application fees in 2013, which is twice the amount of traditional revenues from all other sources.
for Assigned Names and Numbers, has been working on the new gTLD program, which is intended to meet the demand for memorable web addresses, expand consumer choice and increase industry competition.