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Top Level Domain Holdings says well positioned following ICANN’s latest draft guideli

Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd (LON:TLDH) told investors that it remains well-positioned to move forward with its strategic plans following a release of ICANN’s fourth version of the Draft Applicant Guidebook for generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The company highlighted that the latest draft contains only a few, and mostly small changes, which suggests that there is near-consensus and the application guidebook is near completion.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) governs the framework of the domain name system (DNS), which in simple terms, is designed to make the internet easily accessible by replacing a website’s IP address with an easily understood language-based address - for example rather than

The governing body is currently working through the proposed guidelines for the launch of gTLDs, which will open-up broader possibilities for website addresses. There is multitude of gTLDs being considered for release to applicants by ICANN, including domains such as .nyc, .radio, .eco.

To benefit from this expanding market, TLDH has been building its portfolio into the TLDs space, where the directors believe lie attractive investment opportunities.

Specifically the company plans to build a portfolio of gTLD applicants and infrastructure technologies. In August 2009, TLDH completed the acquisition of Minds and Machines LLC, a full service consulting and registry services company, which supports new TLD and gTLD applicants.

Crucially, the company believes that the latest draft guidelines may impede a number of its potential competitors, as the new draft guidebook keeps in place strict separations of cross-ownership and control between registries and registrars - placing significant barriers in front of registrars who wish to start new top-level domains. As such the company expects to benefit from this continuing separation between registrars and registries.

TLDH noted that with the latest draft guidelines, ICANN has maintained its stance from the board meeting held in Nairobi during March 2010, with a decision to focus on the full introduction of gTLDs later this year, rather than a proposal to implement an intermediate step with a ‘expressions of interest/pre-registrations’ phase.

Among the changes, TLDH noted that the new draft guidebook includes an expanded role for public comments on gTLD applications, as well as incorporating measures to protect intellectual property.

The company also highlighted that ICANN has also released supporting documents in relation to application process, including its budget for the new generic top-level domain review process. According to TLDH, ICANN’s budgeting assumes that there will be 500 gTLD applications, of 90% will proceed to either successful delegation, or in the case of conflicting applications, to an auction or other tie-breaking resolution.

In a website’s domain name, everything to the right of the ‘dot’ is referred to as the top-level domain (TLD), for example,, all have different TLDs – “”, “.com” and “.au”. Each TLD has a registry, typically a private company, which in charge of all domains ending with that particular TLD. The leading registry VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) owns and manages the “.com” TLD and is valued at approximately US$4.4Bln.

ICANN was formed as non-profit partnership in 1998 with a mandate to maintain the stability and interoperability of the internet. It aims to promote competition and it develops policy on the internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN’s next meeting will be held in Brussels from June 20 – 25, and Minds + Machines are expected to attend.
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