Businesses and organizations planning to apply for a generic top level domain name (gTLD) need to bear two deadlines in mind.

The 90-day application period for new gTLDs closes on April 12th 2012, after which the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will welcome no new entries.

However, parties working towards submitting a late application need to ensure they have registered with ICANN by an earlier deadline.

All parties seeking to make a gTLD application need to register with the corporation by March 29th, two weeks before the three-month window closes.

ICANN said this date is “important” as there are “various processing requirements” both in the TLD Application System and the automated clearing houses that enable international financial transactions.

After April 2012, ICANN will focus on processing and evaluating the applications received.

ICANN urges gTLD applicants to meet registration deadline
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