Some generic top level domain name applicants may face a lengthy wait to discover whether they have been successful, it has been claimed.
According to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), applications that have encountered no problems should pass evaluation by November 30, 2012.
The applied-for string can then begin a transition that will result in being delegated into the root zone, before it becomes registered as a top level domain (TLD).
“However, some applications will be subject to special processes depending on the circumstances,” ICANN warned.
“For example, if more than one party has applied to operate the same TLD, attempts to resolve the contention begin.”
ICANN said that some new generic top level domains will clear the process late in the year, and be ready for delegation in early 2013.
But other new gTLDs will have a longer path, the organization stated.