Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com) welcome ICANN’
"ICANN has opened the Internet's naming system to unleash the global human imagination. Today's decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind," said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN.
While this is not the first time New gTLDs have been introduced, (previous gTLDs have included .museum and .info) it is the first time it has been possible to introduce them in potentially large quantities. Any entity, company, etc. with the price of the application fee and proof they are competent (and solvent) may throw their hat in the ring to release a new gTLD. Several large corporations and community groups have already announced their intentions to apply for a new gTLD.
Michele Neylon of Blacknight says: “The Internet is expanding to a point that none of us would have imagined 15 years ago. New gTLDs are a logical part of this expansion and are long over-due”. Neylon continues: “Blacknight looks forward to adding new gTLDs to the list of extensions we offer. We believe in progress and new gTLDs are the first step toward creating a broader Internet. “
The release of new gTLDs will not only change the way we use the Internet but also the way we identify within it. Users will be able to register domain names in perspective new gTLDs such as .Shop, .irish and. paris. Blacknight eagerly await this evolution in Internet technology and the provision of new gTLDs to their registrants.
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Blacknight are an Irish based ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. They offer a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally.