Breaking: ICANN 2,305 New gTLD Applications Received To Date; 2,091 Paid For
ICANN just announced tonight that when the TAS system was taken down there were 2,091 applications, either submitted or in progress.
In addition, there were 214 potential applications that were registered prior to the March 29th deadline, but whose payments have not yet been received or reconciled.
The total therefore should be 2,305 if payment is received for all applications to date.
Of course there may be additional applications submitted after the TAS system re-opens for the 5 day period.
For those that registered for the TAS system they could each submit 49 applications.
ICANN went on to say that it has received approximately USD $350 million in fees from new gTLDs applications
On re-opening the TAS ICANN said:
“”As we have reported, we are in the process of notifying applicants whether they were affected by the software glitch, and plan to complete this process on or before Tuesday, 8 May.”
“Shortly after that process is complete, we will announce the schedule for reopening TAS and completing the application period. Once the system is reopened, we will keep it open for at least five business days.”"
With this information now disclosed we are closing down the poll we have been running on TheDomains.com on how many new gTLD application will be submitted.
Surprisingly over 60% of all those who voted in the unscientific poll said there would be more than 5,000 applications submitted which is clearly wrong.