ICANN has just announced that it is targeting April 30 as the date it reveals which companies have applied for which new generic top-level domains.
“Our plan always has been to publish the list of applied-for strings approximately two weeks after the close of the April 12th application window,” CEO Rod Beckstrom said in a press release.
“Setting a target date gives people the opportunity to plan for this highly anticipated event,” he added.
It’s only a target date, the press release notes.
ICANN does have a fairly reliable track record of missing deadlines when it comes to the new gTLD program.
Many new gTLD applicants are planning to meet unofficially in Las Vegas for the Big Reveal. The French consulting company Starting Dot had also scheduled an gathering in Paris for May 2.
There are also rumors of an official ICANN event, but the organization has yet to confirm anything.