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With new gTLDs coming, ICANN undergoes management changes

For better or worse, new gTLDs are coming.

The only thing standing between the new gTLDs and the world is ICANN, the organization that runs the internet's domain name system. With applications for new gTLDs in, it must now select which gTLDs will find their way onto the internet and which companies will run them.

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ICANN reveals new gTLD applications

After lots of media attention, speculation and intrigue, ICANN today finally revealed which organizations applied for new gTLDs and which gTLDs they applied for.

All told, ICANN received 1,930 applications, well more than the 1,200-plus figure previously cited. Each applicant ponied up $185,000 per application just for the privilege of applying.

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Donuts raises $100m for 300+ new gTLDs

Google may have produced a few chuckles with its application to run a .lol gTLD, but some companies believe there's serious cash to be made in the so-called .brand domains that ICANN is going to be approving.

One such company, Donuts, is so confident that the new gTLDs are going to be a hit that it's reportedly raised a $100m Series A round of funding to operate a portfolio of them.

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Number of ".brand" TLD applications may exceed 1,200

For better or worse, new gTLDs are coming.

On March 29, ICANN, the organization responsible for managing the internet's domain name system, ended the registration period for those interested in applying for one or more gTLDs.

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