• How it works
  • What's gTLD?
  • Prize & Revenue Share
  • Prohibited Matter
  • Final Selection Panel


What's TLD(top-level domain)?

What does "top-level domain" mean?  What's the background of this contest?

What's TLD(top-level domain)?
Top-level domain is the name on right side of the dot which is used for website address,
email address etc. Such names currently used in internet include .com, .net, .org, .info etc.
What is ICANN?

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non profit organization which manages the domain name system and IP (Internet Protocol) address space allocation.

Interlink is an ICANN accredited registrar from Tokyo, Japan.

Liberalisation of the Top-Level Domain is starting in year 2010!

The new gTLD program currently being discussed within the ICANN community will pave the way for people to apply for a TLD (current examples of TLD include “.com”, “.org”, “.net” among others). While this sounds quite attractive, a *$185,000 entry fee to simply submit your application fee makes gTLD submissions quite inaccessible to the vast majority.

Therefore, Interlink will accept ideas from internet users like you, and apply to ICANN with the contest winning name. The winner of World Domain Cup will receive revenue share of the domain registration (US $1.00 per a domain) for the first 10 years.
If the domain registrations volume grow as much as ".com", the winners will receive US $800,000,000 per a year.

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