Icann increases web domain suffixes

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BBC News - Icann increases web domain suffixes


A global internet body has voted to allow the creation of new website domain suffixes, the biggest change for the online world in years.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) plans to dramatically increase the number of domain endings from the current 22.

Internet address names will end with almost any word and be in any language.

Icann will begin taking applications next year, with corporations and cities expected to be among the first.

"Icann has opened the internet's addressing system to the limitless possibilities of the human imagination," said Rod Beckstrom, president and chief executive officer for Icann.

"No one can predict where this historic decision will take us."

There will be several hundred new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), which could include such addresses as .google, .coke, or even .BBC.

There are currently 22 gTLDs, as well as about 250 country-level domain names such as .uk or .de
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  • Profile picture of the author noble
    I read about this and it sounds interesting. Probably going to be priced VERY high though. But it would allow a company, say Nike to do a promo by just doing a new domain like

    promo.nike

    Cool stuff I think!
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    But will general public be allowed to register these?

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    • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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      Originally Posted by Karan Goel View Post

      But will general public be allowed to register these?

      Karan
      It doesn't look that way:
      It will cost $185,000 (£114,000) to apply for the suffixes, and companies would need to show they have a legitimate claim to the name they are buying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
    Ok i have $185,000 to register one of these new suffixes and the one I want is .sex

    So now I have to prove to them I have a legitimate claim

    Do you think that because I like sex A LOT will that be sufficient for me to qualify for this suffix

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    • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
      Originally Posted by GazCooperOnline View Post

      Ok i have $185,000 to register one of these new suffixes and the one I want is .sex

      So now I have to prove to them I have a legitimate claim

      Do you think that because I like sex A LOT will that be sufficient for me to qualify for this suffix

      Gaz Cooper
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      No, you have to prove you do it more
      than you like it. (You know, dedication) :p

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