New TLDs Timeline and Launch Schedule
Published on 6/13/2012
Here’s a run down on each phase of the new TLDs launch. Note that these dates are established by ICANN, who is overseeing the roll out of new TLDs, and is subject to change.
June 13, 2012: "Reveal Day"
ICANN has announced the full list of new domain names and who applied to be the registry.
July – December 2012: Evaluation & Approval of New TLD Strings
After a stringent evaluation period process for each of the proposed new TLDs, ICANN will post the results about which TLDs have been approved.
2013: Public Domain Registrations Live
Throughout 2013 each of the new gTLD’s will be announcing the launch schedules for their individual TLDs. Each TLD will have its own launch schedule – including closed registration and public launches. We’ll keep you armed with the most up-to-date news on each launch.