How do I apply for a new gTLD?

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The first application round will start a few months after the posting of the final Applicant Guidebook. This time-frame is to allow new gTLD candidates to become familiar with the process and to gather all the relevant materials they will need to submit an application. The Guidebook will describe in detail the criteria that must be met in order to be approved for a new gTLD, including application requirements and the evaluation fee (this is a fee to cover the costs of establishing and running the gTLD application process). When the application round opens, candidates will apply via an online application system called TASTLD Application System.