UPDATE December 18 – The results are in and MICROSOFT (475) wins ahead of SAMSUNG (671) and APPLE (948) with AMAZON (1,156) and GOOGLE (1,545) well down the field.
ICANN‘s new gTLD prioritisation draw (provisional ) results (pdf).
On a local note CYMRU (244) was way ahead of WALES (807) pushing SCOT (1,453) down into third place!
ICANN are holding a, what we regard as rather bizarre, draw at 1pm PST ( 9pm GMT) today amongst the 1930 applicants for the new gTLD’s. They say it “ … is an equitable and fair way to order the release of initial evaluation results for all new gTLD applications. The Draw will determine the order by which applications move through the remaining stages of the program.”
Here’s a listing (and the current status) of the 1,930 applications ranging from Amazon (bit of a dispute already brewing here) through Cymru/ Wales (being organised by our very own Nominet who have a rather choice consultation on the Celtic addition(s )) to WTF. Bit of poetic licence has been adopted as the first and last are actually AAAand Zulu! If you are of a statistical bent they also have included some fairly helpful analyses.
Unsurprisingly the objection period has been extended by a couple of months to March 2013. So there’s still time if you want to participate!
The prioritisation draw is being streamed live and once available we will add it here a little nearer the time!
UPDATE 8 pm GMT
Here’s their video
We of course have our very own Prize draw re Nominets other consultation on the .UK domainspace which we encourage you to enter.
Here are a couple of recent Guardian Media Network articles on this topic (and a comment – with possibly another on the way)!
- Do you have plans to purchase a .co.uk domain for your business? Adam Grunwerg thinks you might want to think again
- Nominet’s Phil Kingsland responds to Adam Grunwerg’s criticism of the company’s proposed launch of the .uk domain
Phil Kingsland is Nominet’s Director of (ie he is not a main board director) Marketing and Communications