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.LONDON by the numbers


London is a leading world city and a vibrant centre for business, investment, technology, creativity, education and tourism. London is made up of the City of London Corporation and 32 boroughs, has a population of 7,900,500 and is home to 331,540 businesses. London attracts over 100,000 international students from 200 nations to its higher education institutions and welcomes millions of visitors each year.

London is the powerhouse of the UK economy and is Europe’s leading centre for technology. According to a recent report on London?s Digital Economy (GLA, 3 Jan 2012), there are over 23,000 ICT and software companies in London, the highest number of any European city. London hosts a quarter of all British jobs in computer and related activities and 22% of jobs in telecommunications. According to the Experian Business Strategies Regional Planning Service, in 2010 the Gross Value Added of communications companies in London was £7.9 billion.

Now London adds something new to these figures – a unique web address for London. Dot London.  A domain name that links the thousands of businesses and millions of people living and working here, with their city. The benefits:

  •   Link yourself with the place you’re proud to live and work in.
  •   Get the domain you’ve always wanted.
  •   Let London and the rest of the world know exactly where you are.

Dot London domains will be on general sale from the 9th September 2014 at midday and we are expecting strong demand.

Place your order here: https://pfs.2020media.com/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=9

The domains have no restrictions and are open to all.

The Top 25 New Domains

TLD Domains Daily Change
1. .guru 50,039 10.39%
2. .berlin 45,772 9.50%
3. .photography 32,060 6.65%
4. .email 22,111 4.59%
5. .tips 19,784 4.11%
6. .today 19,745 4.10%
7. .company 14,587 3.03%
8. .technology 13,322 2.77%
9. .directory 12,287 2.55%
10. .center 12,260 2.54%
11. .solutions 10,834 2.25%
12. .land 10,347 2.15%
13. .clothing 10,283 2.13%
14. .bike 10,168 2.11%
15. .gallery 9,862 2.05%
16. .photos 9,327 1.94%
17. .estate 9,002 1.87%
18. .equipment 7,095 1.47%
19. .sexy 6,894 1.43%
20. .academy 6,606 1.37%
21. .singles 6,561 1.36%
22. .systems 6,552 1.36%
23. .training 6,069 1.26%
24. .support 5,887 1.22%
25. .ventures 5,472 1.14%

*Statistics are taken on April 14th 2014.

Up to date statistics can be found at http://ntldstats.com/

New Top-Level Domain Name Applications Revealed

Historic Milestone for the Internet’s Domain Name System

At the New gTLD Reveal Day Press Conference
New gTLD Reveal Day

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today revealed who has applied for which generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names in what is expected to become the largest expansion in the history of the Internet’s Domain Name System.

A total of 1,930 new gTLD applications were received during the application period of the new generic Top-Level Domain program.

“We are standing at the cusp of a new era of online innovation,” said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer. “That means new businesses, new marketing tools, new jobs, and new ways to link communities and share information.”

Beckstrom made the comments during a London news conference, where it was revealed which organizations have applied for which specific domain names.

Senior Vice President Kurt Pritz noted that the applications will now be subject to a public comment and objection period, and a rigorous, objective and independent evaluation system.

“A 60-day comment period begins today, allowing anyone in the world to submit comments on any application, and the evaluation panels will consider them,” said Pritz. “If anyone objects to an application and believes they have the grounds to do so, they can file a formal objection to the application. And they will have seven months to do that.”

Of the 1,930 applications received:

  • 66 are geographic name applications.
  • 116 applications are for Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, for strings in scripts such as Arabic, Chinese, and Cyrillic.

Applications were received from 60 countries and territories, broken down by ICANN’s geographic regions;

  • 911 from North America.
  • 675 from Europe.
  • 303 are from Asia-Pacific.
  • 24 from Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • 17 from Africa.

To listen to the audio file from the London Reveal Day event, go here: http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/kits/reveal-day-audio-13jun12-en.htm

To see who has applied for which generic Top-Level Domain, go here: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results

To post comments on applications, go here: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-comments

To file an objection, go here: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/objection-dispute-resolution

To obtain background information on the new generic Top-Level Domain program, go here: http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/kits/reveal-day-13jun12-en.htm

For information on ICANN’s geographic regions, go here: http://archive.icann.org/en/meetings/montreal/geo-regions-topic.htm

ICANN opens new top level domain process

New gTLD Program Timeline
New gTLD Program Timeline

ICANN, the organisation in charge of the global domain name system, tonight opens the 3 month process for allowing applications for new top level domains. Top level domains are the ‘right of the dot’ extension on domain names – like .com, .uk, .xxx.

From midnight 12 Jan 2012 until April 12th 2012, anyone who can stump up $185,000 (£119,500) as a processing fee can apply for more or less any domain name extention they like*.

*ICANN has a multi-stakeholder consensus-based decision making process so there are plently of caveats, special cases and  discounts for worthy causes.

You can find out more about the process at the newgTLD Icann website.

2020Media offers registration services for domain names worldwide and we welcome the changes ICANN has made. Although it’s likely many of the applications will be by big brands like Facebook and Microsoft for domains that won’t be available for the public, there will still be more choice in the coming months and years.