National Press Club

NPC Newsmaker: ICANN & gTLD

January 11, 2012

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Run time: 34 minutes

ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom and Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker discuss the launch of hundreds of new generic top-level Internet domains (gTLDs) such as .hotel and .paris at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on Jan. 11, 2012.

ICANN's new gTLD program represents the most significant change to the Internet's naming system since 1998, when The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers was formed. For the first time generic TLDs can include words in non-Latin language scripts, such as Chinese or Arabic.