ICANN announces set-back in new TLD application process.
ICANN the organisation responsible for managing and co-ordinating the Domain Name System, announced at its annual convention, held this week in Mexico city, that the opening up of the application process for new TLDs will be delayed until late 2009 or the first quarter of 2010.
Some of the new TLDs (top level domains) being put forward include .music and .sport. The news came as surprise and generated some disappointment for organisations promoting new domain extensions, however ICANN Executive Officer, Paul Levins, highlighted that the decision was taken in the interest of ensuring best practice throughout the application process, and broader issues involving trade mark policy were being considered.
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