Nobody breaks down the New TLDs like New TLD Nic, but here’s a quick overview of the latest news (really though, you can just jump ahead and watch the world-class video presentation). Not too long ago it seemed that only some of the IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) were going to be released by the end of the year. But then, in a change and/or misinterpretation that only Nic can explain (read: video), some of the ASCII domain names like .BIKE and dozens of others might be delegated between October and December.
This is movement, folks. It’s the kind of announcement that a lot of registries, investors, businesses, and trademark holders didn’t think was going to happen until 2014, or about when Back to the Future II took place. Speaking of trademarks, one of the first ever New TLD customer tools is going to be unveiled soon. Nic shares that … and lets you know where you can get a slick ring tone.