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Internet To Gain New Domain Names

Posted: 23rd Mar, 2004 By: MarkJ
The world wide webs governing body, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has received proposals for an additional nine new domain name suffixes (e.g: .mobi and .xxx):

Concerned net users will have a month to comment on the proposed new names from 1 April when Icann opens a consultation period on the suggested domains.

Following this the proposals will be scrutinised by independent experts for two months. If approved the new domains should be active by early 2005.

There looks likely to be conflict over the names as three of them are pitching for the same job, namely creating a net name space for mobile phones.


It's noted that the obvious '.xxx' suffix has been proposed before and turned down, thus it could well follow the same path this time. More @ BBC News Online.
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