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Reveal Day Information and Links for Journalists

View the list of applied-for new gTLD strings.


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Welcome to the Reveal Day Conference in London. Today is an exciting and evolutionary day for not only ICANN, but the Internet itself. The new gTLD program is one of the most profound changes the Internet will ever experience, and will have an amazing impact on the world of telecommunications. Below is a list of links that will help you get up to speed and learn even more about both ICANN and the new gTLD program.

Reveal Day Media Advisory [PDF, 211 KB]

Who applied for what?

This link provides a complete list of all applied for generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). The list includes both the string and the applicant applying for that string.

Who will be speaking at the event?

Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer

Kurt Pritz, Senior VP of Stakeholder Relations

John Jeffrey, General Counsel

Brad White, Director of Global Media Affairs

I'm in a hurry and I'm browsing this from my smartphone. Is there a quick rundown of the new gTLD program?

http://archive.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/basics-new-extensions-21jul11-en.pdf [PDF, 1.06 MB]

This is a relatively brief PowerPoint-like presentation that covers the basics of new gTLDs. It's more smartphone friendly and should get you up to speed before the big reveal.

What exactly are gTLDs, and what was the process of applying for one?

http://archive.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/gtld-facts-31jul11-en.pdf [PDF, 1.15 MB]

This is a quick fact sheet about the new gTLDs, including the application process that took place prior to Reveal Day. This is a great primer if you're just beginning to learn about ICANN and the new gTLD program.

I have a more specific question about the new gTLDs.

http://archive.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/faqs-21oct11-en.pdf [PDF, 517 KB]

This extensive FAQ sheet covers just about anything you want to know about new gTLDs.

What exactly does ICANN do?

http://www.icann.org/en/about/welcome

http://archive.icann.org/en/factsheets/fact-sheet.html

The above links will give you a quick introduction to ICANN and how ICANN operates.

I don't understand a specific term or acronym being discussed. (e.g., EPP, ccTLD, GAC)

ICANN, like the rest of the tech world, uses a lot of acronyms and obscure terms. This glossary [PDF, 557 KB] covers just about everything that may be mentioned in one of the above links.

What is the next step, after Reveal Day?

This page gives a general overview of what comes after Reveal Day and the process that all gTLD applicants will go through to find out if their string has been approved.

What is the Trademark Clearinghouse?

Can the general public provide feedback about the program?

How is ICANN dealing with objections to strings?

Who is the Independent Objector?

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