ICANN bans closed generic gTLDs, for now

by Kevin Murphy
ICANN has slapped a de facto ban on so-called “closed generic” gTLDs, at least for the remaining 2012 round applicants. The ICANN board’s New gTLD Program Committee passed a resolution Sunday that un-freezes the remaining new gTLD applications that envisage a namespace wholly controlled by the applicant. The affected strings are .hotels, .dvr and .grocery, which are uncontested, as well as .Read the full article