Thursday, June 23, 2011

ICANN Upgrades Internet Domain Name System with gTLDs

ICANN approved a plan to increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs), from the current 22, which include such familiar domains as .com, .org and .net. The move is expected to facilitate the global expansion of the Internet by allowing any language script, such as Cyrillic, Arabic and Chinese, as a top-level domain. The approval follows many years of public debate and planning on the topic. Applications are expected to be accepted beginning on January 12, 2012.

At its meeting in Singapore, ICANN also approved a new .NET registry agreement with VeriSign for another six years.http://

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