blogtalkradiologoThe New gTLDs are coming soon, according to ICANN. This week marked the priority draw where ICANN announced the list of Global Top Level Domains (gTLDs) and the ones that would be launched as soon as Summer of 2013, baring technical or legal difficulties.

David Mitnick and I discussed the new gTLDs on our podcast, Internet Law Talk, today on Blog Talk Radio. In this episode we covered the basics of a gTLD, how they are picked, and the implications of having thousands of new domains join the Internet to the right of the dot, like .com, .net and the current ones we’re used to.

Will big brands gain followers and benefit from launching TLDs like .Ford or .Google? Or do people just use the search box to find things, and ignore domain names?

We debate these points and others today on Internet Law Talk. Listen in:

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