Demand Media: No Competition For Sixteen New TLDs

Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported Wednesday that it is the only applicant for sixteen of the 26 new generic, Top Level Domain (gTLDs) it applied for from ICANN. ICANN released its list of all the bids for the new, top level domains Wednesday. Demand Media said the gTLDs it applied for where no one else had applied are .actor, .airforce, .army, .dance, .democrat, .engineer, .gives, .immobilien, .kaufen, .moda, .navy, .ninja, .pub, .rehab, .republican, and .social. The firm said it has competition for managing the .bar, .cam, .fishing, .gay, .green, .map, .mom, .moto, .rip, and .wow domains. Demand Media is one of a number of companies which are looking to stake out their new global top level domains, as ICANN expands beyond the typical .com and .net domain names.