14 June 2012: ICANN has developed a process to allow any organisation to operate its own generic top-level domain (gTLD). This could lead to the introduction of many different new gTLDs, not just the familiar ‘.com’, ‘.org’ or ‘.net’. In future, domain names could end with words such as ‘.movie’, brand names such as ‘.canon’, or even city names such as ‘.paris’.
- Fact sheet on gTLD changes June 2012 (PDF, 948.2 KB)
- Fact sheet on gTLD changes June 2012 (DOC 176.5 KB)
The department is interested in your comments on new gTLDs, which you can send to newgTLDs@DBCDE.gov.au
You can also comment directly to ICANN via its New gTLDs sub-site:
More information here.