TOKYO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ --

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What is World Domain Cup? The new generic Top-Level Domain (*gTLD) program currently being discussed within the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (*ICANN) community will pave the way for people to apply for a new gTLD (current examples of gTLD include .com, .org and .net among others). An expansion to the current limited range of gTLD could translate into gTLDs such as .blog or .web. While this sounds quite attractive, a US$185,000 entry fee to simply submit your application makes gTLD submissions quite inaccessible to the vast majority.

In the World Domain Cup, Japanese ICANN-accredited registrar Interlink will accept ideas from all over the world. Once the application period closes, panels from Interlink will first eliminate inappropriate candidates. Then Internet users will vote and decide which string would be the most needed top-level domain.

Interlink will apply with the winner's string when ICANN's new gTLD application round opens in December 2009. If the application for gTLD successfully passes the evaluation period and TLD operation is delegated to Interlink, the winner will receive the revenue share of US$1.00 for each domain registration under the new gTLD. It means that if the name sells as much as .com, more than US$80,000,000 will be rewarded each year to that lucky person. You will only need Internet access to participate in the contest, and the chance is given to everyone equally.

*gTLD is a generic top-level domain, such as .com, .net or .org.

*ICANN is a non-profit organization that manages the domain name system and accredits registrars and registries.

The Winning Prize -- Prize: US$10,000 -- Revenue Share: US$1.00 per each domain registration for the first 10 years Timeline -- Application Period: May 11, 2009 to September 30, 2009 -- Voting Period: October 15, 2009 to November 15, 2009 -- Announcement of Winners: November 30, 2009

WDC official website: http://www.worlddomaincup/english

About Interlink

Interlink Co. Ltd. is an Internet service provider based in Tokyo, Japan. The company was established in 1995, and became ICANN-accredited registrar in 2006.

Source: Interlink Co. Ltd.

Contact: KEVIN SAIMON, SHIN KOJIMA Sales Department Interlink Co. Ltd. Phone: +1-917-267-7622 E-mail:

Kevin Saimon, or Shin Kojima, Sales Department of Interlink Co. Ltd., +1-917-267-7622, or