Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Top Level Domain (TLD)?

A TLD is the group of letters which appear to the right of the last dot in a web address, or URL – eg .com, .org. or .biz.

What is a Domain name?

Domain names are the online equivilent of physical addresses. You’ll find the domain name to the left of the last dot in a web address. The Doman name helps web browsers (eg Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer) locate content and information on the internet.

What is ICANN?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an international non-profit that coordinates and regulates the internet’s domain name system, and is dedicated to maintaining the security and stability of the Internet. In 2012, ICANN made it possible for organizations to apply for new TLDs covering everything from generic activities and interests, to brands and to cities.

Why expand the number of TLD’s?

An internet with more diverse domain names allows us to tell the kind of content housed at a website from looking at the TLD. This means more organized, meaningful and secure online browsing.

What is a Registry?

A Registry is the organization under contract with ICANN to operate a TLD.

How is dotBroadway different to other TLD’s, such as “dot coms”?

Anyone can obtain a “dot com” domain name as they are available on a first-come-first-served basis and there are no qualification requirements. However only full members of The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, can apply for and use a dotBroadway domain name. The Broadway League has strict membership eligibility requirements, and all dotBroadway websites undergo strict verification procedures.

How do I tell who owns a website?

Website operators are listed in WHOIS, an informational database. To perform a lookup, click here.

I’m a Full member of the Broadway League. How do I obtain a dotBroadway domain name?

Check out the Members only section of, or contact us by email at

Who owns and operates Celebrate Broadway, Inc.?

Celebrate Broadway is a partnership between The Broadway League and the John Gore Organization

About The Broadway League
The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry dedicated to fostering increased interest in Broadway theatre and supporting the creation of profitable theatrical productions. Its 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to more than 30 million people in New York and more than 200 cities across the U.S. and Canada.

About The John Gore Organization
The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America,, The Broadway Channel, and Group Sales Box Office. Its productions span Broadway, Off Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, Canada and 44 domestic markets. It has won Tonys in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.