ICANN considers proposed new sTLDs

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is considering several applications for new sponsored top-level domains (sTLDs). ICANN invited the applications earlier this year as part of its broad strategic initiative to enable the creation of new TLDs.

The applications were made by various different organizations interested in sponsoring and running new TLDs. It is hoped that the sTLDs will give internet users access to information on specific areas and topics.

The proposed new sTLDs include:

All these applications are open to public comment and will be subject to review by an independent panel.

Rubya Ramjahn, Johnson Stokes & Master, Hong Kong

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