gTLD applications - Tech giants lead grab for new domains
Dozens of popular high-tech brands - from Acer and Apple to Yahoo and YouTube - are staking their claims in the internet's latest land grab by applying for their company and product names as well as generic terms as new domain name extensions. All of these companies do business online today through the .com top-level domain (TLD). But if their applications are approved, these high-tech companies may choose to migrate their websites to domain name extensions they operate and control, such as .acer or .apple. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has released the list of 1,900 applications that it has received for new TLDs. Keep clicking to see which tech brands are betting millions of dollars on new domain names.
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