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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 from nine months to more than a year. As of January 15, 2016, 1,930 applications were submitted of which 887 were completed. More than 500 had been withdrawn by the applicant. See ICANN, Internet domain name and domain name registrar.
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Internet governing body ICANN created the new gTLD program to foster innovation and improve consumer security on the Internet.
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In June 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which among other things, is responsible for managing the top-level domain names announced its new gTLD program.
The new gTLD, or generic top-level domain, programme was approved by 13 votes to one with two abstentions by the board of ICANN at a meeting in Singapore.
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The new gTLD, or generic top-level domain, programme was approved by 13 votes to one with two abstentions by the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at a meeting in Singapore, officials who attended the meeting said.
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