40,000 or more new gTLD's such as .web, .google and .lol in a few years from now
Imagine… 40,000 or more new gTLD strings such as .web, .google and . in a few years from now?
In a recent blog post, Frank Schilling of NA Media, owner of close to 400,000 domain names, one of the domain industry’s most powerful and successful individuals of all time has made some bold predictions regarding new gTLD’s. In the post titled “In New gTLDs, The Only Certainty is Change” Schilling brings up a few very real (potentially) scenario’s that could play out in as little as a few years from now that would forever change the internet naming system that we have all gotten so used to. Schilling predicts:
“The big brands that were not in the first round of applications will exert immense pressure to have the application window open again and there will be 10,000 strings in round 2, followed by 30,000 more in round 3. Once again, I predict no shortage of willing participants who hope to emulate the Fortune 1,000.”
Currently there are around 315 top level domains in the world, according to the IANA’s Root Zone Database. There are 293 ccTLD’s such as .UK, .CN and .DE. 14 sponsored sTLD’s such as .MOBI, .TRAVEL, and the recently approved .XXX. 4 original gTLD’s: .COM, .NET, .ORG which are the most popular, and .INFO. 3 gTLD’s that are/were restricted: .NAME, .PRO and .BIZ.
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