ICANN reveals preparations for next round of new gTLDs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published a draft work plan entitled “New gTLD Programme Reviews and Assessments”, which outlines several sets of reviews and activities to support consideration of an additional application process for the next round of generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Announcing the publication of the plan on September 22 2014, ICANN stated that the next round of applications for new gTLDs “is not expected to launch until 2016 at the earliest”.

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