ICANN Resources for New gTLDs

ICANN is the non-profit organization that coordinates the Internet’s naming system. It is responsible for managing the contracts of new and existing TLDs as well as leading the new gTLD program.

For more information on ICANN, visit http://www.icann.org/en/about/.

Below are resources on ICANN’s new gTLD program:

General Program Information

The Applicant Guidebook
Outlines all of the components needed to apply for a new gTLD http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/dag-en.htm

ICANN Similarity Assessment Tool
Allows potential applicants to test their proposed TLD against current TLDs to ensure name uniqueness

ICANN Announcements and Updates
Includes all updates and announcements regarding the new gTLD program http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/news-en.htm

ICANN’s Facebook Page

DNSSEC Information
DNSSEC is a security requirement for the new gTLD program