ICANN approves new web domain name system, to accept application starting 2012

By on Jun 20, 2011 in Business, Internet, Lifestyle, Technology, World Comments

The ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has approved the new web domain name system on Monday, June 20, 2011, and will accept application starting next year, 2012.

ICANN Board of Director’s meeting in Singapore
on June 20, 2011, approving new domain name

Image Credit: ICANN.org

As reported at ICANN.org on Monday, its board of directors had a special meeting in Singapore that day and approved the new rules for giving names for web domains.

According to the report, 13 of its members voted for the approval, 1 opposed, and 2 abstained, with the new rule in naming web domains, allowing the new domain name extension.

Apparently, from the existing 22 generic top-level domains (gTLD) which include familiar extensions such as the .com, .net, and the .org, ICANN will now allow extensions of any kind.

ICANN has opened the Internet’s naming system to unleash the global human imagination.” ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer, Rod Beckstrom was quoted on the report.

“Today’s decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind.” Beckstrom added.

In the past years, there were requests for new extension names for web domains including the .kids, .shop and .nyc, as ICANN said they will accept application starting January 12, 2012 and will last for 90 days.

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