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Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Internet |

Google, Microsoft and others struggling for domains. Xbox. Android,. Love and others

Google, Microsoft and others struggling for domains. Xbox. Android,. Love and others

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a body responsible for awarding the top-level domains, Internet, received 1,930 applications ( full list ) for the registration of domain names (gTLDs). began the program last year to register any domain (paying USD $ 185,000).

Among the applications there are like. Android,. App. Antivirus. Love,. Ibm,. Schmidt. Movie,. Meme, from different companies. The. App is one of the most requested extensions, with 13 applicants, including and Google. Meanwhile,. Book received 9 applications, including one of Google.

Symantec requested. Antivirus. And security. Cloud, among others, while ran for 11 domains including. Xbox. Hotmail and. Windows. only ran for purchase. Apple, and found more than 100 options as varied, including. Android,. Blog. Baby,. Car and others. Some of these requests had been leaked in the process, such as. docs. youtube and. lol .

To keep the domain if they are given, firms must pay a minimum of $ 25,000 a year to maintain it. ICANN will give the new domains in stages of 500 each time. Are expected to become operational early in the first quarter of 2013.

Links:
Reveal day 13 June (ICANN)
Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other scramble for new top-level domains like. app. xbox, and. book (TheVerge)

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