Custom Top-Level Web Domains Will Be Live This Year

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Custom Top-Level Web Domains Will Be Live This Year

“When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began accepting applications for new top-level web domains last year, hundreds of companies and organizations scrambled to plot their escape from the world of “website.com” to new domain possibilities, such as “website.microsoft” or “website.ibm.”

Nearly 2,000 organizations applied for 1,400 top-level domains, but we haven’t known exactly when the new addresses will be rolled out — until now. ICANN’s CEO Fadi Chehade told the Associated Press in an interview published Monday that the first of the new domains will start appearing on the web around the middle of this year, followed by a gradual release throughout the rest of 2013.”

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