The other day I came across this article about Google’s applications for new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). Now, all of these gTLD names are applied for by the company “Charleston Road Registry Inc.,” but it is wholly owned by Google. Ergo, these are Google’s applications.
The article focuses on the .dev domain, which is used to indicate something that is in development. The domain that Google applied for was intended to be a “closed” domain, in which it was to be “for the sole use of Google.” It appears that Google has applied for 101 domain names. Some of those were for the “closed” domains like .dev, and the rest varied from limited to only Google to ones available to the public.
I dove in and looked around. After reading through, OK skimming through, all 101 applications, I decided to divide up the domain names that Google applied for into 7 access categories across 3 sections: