ICANN approved the program of the introduction of new top-level domains (gTLD)

Today at international conference ICANN , which is taking place these days in Singapore adopted a program for the introduction of new top-level domains (gTLD).

This program - the result of years of discussions, debates and discussions with ICANN the Internet community, business and government - Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of the ICANN Board of Directors: "Today's decision opens a new era of the Internet. We have provided the foundation for the next generation of creativity and inspiration. "

Introduction of the new gTLD program will allow private companies (the brand owner) get your own domain zone (gTLD), such as:. Google,. Microsoft.

In the near future, ICANN plans to launch a global campaign to - tell the world about the changes in Internet addresses to raise awareness about the opportunities offered by the new gTLD.

Earlier, ICANN approved the working groups that will explore issues of new gTLD. As expected, in addition to traditional TLD in Latin, will be filed many applications domains in the national languages ​​(IDN). Experts working groups will be to work on solutions that provide delegation of multilingual domain names corresponding to the interests of the world community. The working group on the Cyrillic domains included employees of the Ukrainian company - "Center of Ukrainian Internet Names» (Ukrnames).

Applications for new gTLD will be accepted from 12 January 2012 to 12 April 2012.

It is expected that the first names in the new gTLD will start work already in 2013.