The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will publish its list of applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) on April 30th.

The list will specify who has applied for which domain names, the organization said.

The gTLD application window opened on January 12th 2012, and is set to close to on April 12th.

Currently domain name applicants are limited to just 22 gTLDs, such as .org., .com, .net and a set of country codes.

But under the new system firms and organizations can apply for almost any domain name extension, such as .coke, .apple and .nike.

Rod Beckstrom, president and chief executive officer of ICANN, said, “Our plan always has been to publish the list of applied-for strings approximately two weeks after the close of the April 12th application window.

“Setting a target date gives people the opportunity to plan for this highly anticipated event,” he said.

Mr. Beckstrom added that if ICANN receives an overwhelming number of applications to the process, publication of the list of strings could be postponed.

ICANN names April 30th as gTLD day
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