Over the last few months one of the areas of attention in the new TLD project has been “closed generics”. I’ve written about this several times in the past and I’ve also raised the issue in as many fora as possible.
Yesterday ICANN published a letter they’d received from Google with respect to several of their new TLD applications.
Whereas Google had made it clear previously that they intended to operate domain extensions such as .blog, .cloud, .search and .app in a closed fashion or “walled garden” this is no longer the case, as outlined in their submissions on the topic of closed generics last month.
The letter, which runs to 41 pages, includes a fairly concise explanation of Google’s planned changes as well as the full text of the requested changes to their applications. Read