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.lat is a proposed Internet generic top-level domain (gTLD) for Latin American                                                               .lat
communities and users wherever they may reside.
                                                                                                                      Introduced           Not officially introduced;
Recently NIC México (Manager of the .mx ccTLD) along with eCOM-LAC                                                                         proposed in 2007
(Federation of Latin-America and the Caribbean for the Internet and Electronic                                        TLD type             Proposed top-level domain
Commerce) were appointed official sponsors for this campaign. The full proposal
                                                                                                                      Status               Unofficial proposal
was supposed to be presented to ICANN during 2008 [1] but the new gTLD
                                                                                                                      Registry             None yet
process in ICANN has been delayed and now it is expected to be presented by
mid 2011. [2]                                                                                                         Sponsor              NIC México, eCOM-LAC

                                                                                                                      Intended use         Latin American
There were initial communications that presented the idea of this new top-level
                                                                                                                                           communities
domain as a regional one[3] but further news detailed the community orientation
                                                                                                                      Actual use           Not available for use
of the proposal [4]
                                                                                                                      Registration         None specified yet
The official gTLD name will be appointed by ICANN if the proposal is approved.
                                                                                                                      restrictions
Other names that are being considered are .latin and .latino. Similar proposals
                                                                                                                      Structure            None yet
have already been approved like the Asian gTLD (.asia) and the European
Union's ccTLD (.eu).

References
   1.    ^   NIC Mexico - July 10, 2007
   2.    ^   ICANN Site for New gTLDs
   3.    ^   (Spanish) Proponen la creación del dominio de Internet “.lat” , Emol.com, 27 June 2007
   4.    ^   "NIC Mexico - Nov 15, 2007" . Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-09-03.

  V   · T· E·                                                                    Generic top-level domains
                                                                                            Current
                      General      .biz · .com · .info · .name · .net · .org · .pro ·

                  Sponsored        .aero · .asia · .cat · .coop · .edu · .gov · .int · .jobs · .mil · .mobi · .museum · .post · .tel · .travel · .xxx ·

                Infrastructure     .arpa ·

             Deleted/retired       .nato ·

                    Reserved       .example · .invalid · .localhost · .test ·

                      Pseudo       .bitnet · .csnet · .local · .root · .uucp · .onion · .exit ·

  Internationalized test           . · .测试 · .測試 · .δοκιμή · . · .テスト · .               · . · .испытание · . · . ‫· טעסט‬

                                                                                          Proposed
                 Locations       .africa · .berlin · .lat · .nyc · .bcn · .paris ·

          Language and
                                 .bzh · .cym · .cymru · .eng · .eus · .gal · .lli · .scot · .sic ·
                 nationality

                  Technical      .geo · .mail ·

                      Other      .canon · .kids · .post · .shop · .web · .eco · .music · .free ·

                                                                        Country code top-level domains



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