Wednesday June 13th had been nominated ‘Reveal Date’ by the internet naming organization, which welcomed submissions for gTLDs between January and May.
Today is the first opportunity businesses, organizations and other stakeholders have had to view the list of applications for customized web address suffixes.
ICANN received 1,930 submissions after refunds – which were offered to applicants after the TLD registration system suffered technical problems during April.
A number of duplicate applications have been made, with numerous parties applying for domain names including .film, .music and .garden.
Some 750 applications were made for the same 230 domain names, meaning organizations are likely to face entry into an auction process.
Particularly in demand is the gTLD .cloud, which has received seven different applications.
A number of branded domain name endings are being sought, including .bbc, .google, .android and .youtube.
And several submissions have been made nationally-themed gTLDs, including .wales, .scot and .arab.
Rod Beckstrom, chief executive and president of ICANN, said this has been a historic day for the internet, which is about to change forever.
“We’re standing at the cusp of a new era for online innovation, including new jobs, new businesses and new ways to share information,” he stated.
“If even three quarters of these applications are approved, the number of top level domains will expand four-fold.”