The following is an excerpt from Julianne Pepitone | June 13, 2012 | CNN.com |
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The largest-ever expansion of the Internet’s naming system is coming — and the world got its first look at the list of proposed new Web domains on Wednesday.
Get ready for .google, .sex, .wtf and hundreds more.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit organization that manages this piece of the Internet’s infrastructure, has been preparing for this almost-anything-goes domain name expansion for nearly a decade.
Last June, it formally approved the expansion and started planning the application process for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) — the “.com” part of website addresses.
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