International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has released the list of 1,930 applications it received for general top level domains (gTLD). Twenty one Indian companies including State Bank of India, Tata motors, Reliance Industries limited, among others have applied for the gTLDs. Directi, an internet products company, has applied for 31 gTLD string in the ICANN process investing $30 million (~Rs. 170 crore) for the same. Applications from India Companies had to shell out application fee of $185,000 (~Rs 1.03 crore) to take part in the application process. Apart from that, they also incur a minimum $25,000 (Rs. 13.9 lakh) annual renewal charge to keep their suffix once it has been granted. Several Indian companies that applied for the gTLDs include: .dabur by Dabur India Limited .hdfc by Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited .hdfcbank by HDFC Bank Limited .airtel by…
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