Brand owners and other organisations not familiar with ICANN, or the Internet domain industry, may find the volume of available materials concerning the gTLD process overwhelming.  Valideus has collated the resources below as a helpful guide to the gTLD process specifically, and the domain name industry generally.

The new gTLD application process

A briefing note covering the process and the various options open to brands. Learn more

Applications announced

A guide to all of the gTLD bids announced including Community-based applications for cities, geographical regions and cultural and linguistic communities, as well as keyword applications and applications from brand and trademark owners. Learn more.


A guide to the main terms and acronyms that are used throughout the gTLD process. Learn more.

Briefing Notes

Our briefing notes on ICANN new gTLD related topics. Learn more.


If you’re a newcomer to the new gTLD process take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

New gTLD timeline

Download a PDF of the new gTLD timeline illustrating ICANN’s process and the attendent steps for applicants.

ICANN resources

ICANN publishes an extensive library of materials concerning the gTLD process on its website – we highlight the main ICANN documents to be aware of. Learn more..

Other gTLD resources

Reports and news sites published by third parties that provide background and up-to-date news on the domain name industry and issues. Learn more..