A Japanese company called Interlink [JP] is organizing a contest to find potentially lucrative future gTLDs (generic top-level domains). And the best thing is that the “World Domain Cup” is open to everyone with the contest’s dedicated web page being available in English, Japanese and Chinese.
Controlled (and restricted) by the ICANN, gTLDs currently in use are domains such as .com, .biz, .aero, .info etc. What Interlink is now looking for is a killer idea for a new gTLD, as the ICANN plans to give the green light for a broader range of these domains in the near future.
If you submit your idea to Interlink and if the TLD really gets accepted by the ICANN later, Interlink will give you $10,000 in cash, followed by $1 for each domain registration for the next 10 years. Not bad at all.
Virtually everybody can apply here (you have time till the end of September). It should just take a minute to fill out the form once you have an idea for a cool domain name.
Interlink says the lucky winner (whose name will be announced November 30) can make $80 million if the new TLD becomes as popular as .com, but come on, that will not happen.