Slated to be the first major additions since 2000, several new domain's are planned to be added later this year. This comes after 10 organizations paid $45k to apply for the suffixes (.mobi, .xxx, .asia, .cat, .jobs, .mail, .post, .tel, and .travel)
Before they come into play, the process first hears public comment, then is reviewed by an independent panel. Once approved, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) negotiate the terms/conditions with each operator.
Unlike the .COM of today, these new addresses would be available to any/all who comply with the rules set by the sponsoring groups. (.xxx being used for adult web-sites, .mobi for mobile phones, etc.)
Yeah we will have to wait and see..... I beleve it doesnt matter what url in any way shape or form it is as long as you develope and promote your site in an effective way then it wouldnt make much diffrence on the traffic...
.cat, .jobs, .travel, .asia WILL have restriction.
But I think that will apply for the first year or something, until good domains are gone
We have 6 months to list all the good domains and prepare for the rush. Good luck
I'm surprised ICANN even considers accepting Catalan domains. There are so many different social/linguistic communities in the world.
Why can Catalunia get an extention and not Wales, Scotland, the different US states, ...
Here in Belgium we have 3 official language communities (Flanders = Dutch speaking, Wallony = French speaking, German speaking part) and 3 official social communities (Flanders, Wallony, Brussels Capital District).
So if Catalunia can get a domain extention, why not also introducing .fla, .wal and .bru domains ?
Originally Posted by Kamejoko
cat, .jobs, .travel, .asia WILL have restriction.
which restrictions do you have in mind ? You mean the sort of restriction that .aero and .museum use ??
I doubt that .cat will ever be approved. But it's their right to apply to. If you have some tens of thousands spare you can make an application for any TLD of your choice.
About the restrictions, you can read about them in the applications here http://www.icann.org/announcements/a...nt-19mar04.htm
Basically only people in Asian countries can register .asia, only people in travel industry can register .travel, same for .jobs, .cat...