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    Rod Beckstrom: Consumers Will Choose Own Domain Names



    Rod Beckstrom: Consumers Will Choose Own Domain Names
    ICANN - Kings Place
    ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) will reveal which companies, organizations, startups, geographical regions and others have applied for gTLDs and which domain names they are seeking during a London news conference on 13 June.President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom will be joined by Senior Vice President Kurt Pritz in answering questions from London-based journalists as well as those from around the world who can participate by phone or live video stream. A one-hour forum discussion involving panelists and the audience will follow.The application window for new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names closed on 30 May after receiving more than 1,900 applications.The new gTLD program is one the most substantive changes to the Domain Name System (DNS) in the Internet’s history."