For Developing Countries, ICANN Places New Emphasis on gTLDs

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently put a new emphasis on setting up gTLDs (generic top level domains). With the new emphasis, they’re specifically working on the application process in a certain area: developing countries.

To do this, ICANN is creating a support system. The move was made possible when the corporation recently approved a resolution pertaining to the matter.

Commenting on the issue in a press release, ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom stated, “It is very important that deserving applicants, such as those from emerging economies, be included in the new gTLD program.”

“It is necessary to encourage diverse participation in this new program and to broaden the scope of our multi-stakeholder model,” he continued.

TLDs represent the end of website addresses (Examples include .com, .net, .edu, .org, etc).

Earlier this year, ICANN approved allowing for applications of customized gTLDs. For more information on the matter, visit: