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On February 7th, 2012, ICANNWiki published a wiki list comprised of known applications for TLDs being applied for in ICANN’s New gTLD Program. It is broken down by what “type” of gTLD the applicant is applying for.
A lot of information has been added to this list since it was released about the applicant and registry provider for each new gTLD. As the applicants make themselves known, their reference information is added to the list.
A number of the new extensions will undoubtedly be accepted and will expand the list of accepted extensions currently available on the web.
The root zone database list of active domain extensions is bigger than you may expect as many country code extensions (ccTLDs) heavily populate the list. Country code extensions contain abbreviations like like, .tv (Tuvalu), .cc (Cocos Islands), .us (United States), and .ca (Canada) and can provide branded variations to a .com.
When the new extensions are added to this list you will have many more choices available for domain name and website addresses. Stay tuned as we monitor the new gTLD applicant program and prepare for newly available extensions in early 2013.
UPDATE: Kate appropriately mentions that ICANNWiki is not an official operation of ICANN. This article was updated to reflect this information.