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First New gTLDs Get the Green Light for Delegation

by Christine Willett | 21 October 2013

The time has come! Today, the first four domains from ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domains Program were cleared to proceed to delegation. This marks the start of a measured roll out of new gTLDs, which are designed to expand opportunities for businesses, communities and Internet users around the world.

These first new gTLDs, or strings, are:

What the Recent New gTLD Program Committee's Resolutions Regarding GAC Category 2 Advice and Name Collision Mean to the Contracting Process

by Christine Willett | 20 October 2013

After several months of work including input from numerous members of the ICANN community, the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) has taken action on two key issues affecting applicants of the program – GAC Category 2 Advice and Name Collision.

The actions taken by the NGPC enable affected applications to progress through key phases of the program to move forward once again. The resolutions of the NGPC can be found at: