Weekly Reader, May 4, 2012

Domain Pulse: Recent estimates may show that there could be up to 3,000 applications for new generic top-level domains (new gTLDs) in ICANN’s TLD Application System (TAS). The system has 1268 registered users who can register for up to 50 TLD strings. In theory, there could be up to 63,400 applications, but experts believe this is unlikely.

Circle ID: “The [Reveal Day] delay has also impacted brand owner’s strategy to publically announce their application for a new gTLD,” writes¬† Steve Stolfi, VP of Global Partnerships at CT Corsearch. “Uncertainty around trademark clearinghouse costs has also made it difficult for brand owners to project the overall costs of the new gTLDS when preparing budgets for 2013 and beyond.”

Domain Name Wire: The delay of ICANN’s Reveal Day has fueled the speculation for what new gTLDs we might see when ICANN makes the official announcement. Some now believe we could potentially see new gTLDs that are typos for .COM like .CON, .CPM, and .CMO.

ICANN: On May 2 ICANN revealed the glitch with the TAS revealed the username and application documents for 105 new gTLDs applicants. However, just because this information was revealed doesn’t mean anyone actually had access to the compromised date.

Nominet: Nominet, the registry for .CO.UK, recently launched CO.UK: A Great place to Be, a new campaign to promote the ccTLD for the United Kingdom.

About Courtney Mirenzi

Courtney Mirenzi is the Social Media Manager at United Domains.
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