New Top-Level Domains Coming?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, offered a suggested new policy that would add top-level domains to the current naming system. “After a ten-month-long study, on 18 April 2000 the Names Council of the ICANN Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) recommended that ICANN adopt a policy under which new TLDs would be introduced in a measured and responsible manner,” ICANN says.

TLDs include .com, .net, .gov and the like. Outside the United States, they often end with country designations, such as .uk for the United Kingdom.

It’s plain enough that we need more TLDs. The big trademark holders are abusing the system.

ICANN will take this matter up at its next meeting in July. I’ll be there and will report what happens.


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