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Submission + - ICANN Votes to Open the Domain Name Floodgates (webpronews.com)

mvar writes: Internet domain name overlords ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) have voted on and approved today to open up the world of domain endings to include just about anything a person’s heart desires. The margin was 13-1 with two abstaining. Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are currently limited to 22 across the internet. They include your basic .com, .org and .net as well as some more specific endings you have probably seen around the interwebs like .uk and .eu. Now, the ICANN will be lifting almost all the restrictions on gTLDs.

Not only will domain registers be able to choose almost any word in the English language, but the ICANN will also approve domain names in any sort of characters – like Cyrillic or Kanji.

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ICANN Votes to Open the Domain Name Floodgates

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