ICANN Board Approves New Custom Domain Names

June 27, 2008

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a plan to expand domain names greatly.  The new plan is going to allow for organizations to apply for custom domain names...Boston (ChattahBox) – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a plan to expand domain names greatly. The new plan is going to allow for organizations to apply for custom domain names.

Under the new plan, organizations may apply for any top-level domain they desire, meaning a company no longer has to have their official site end in .com or anything else like that.

ICANN, the nonprofit group, has decided to expand domain names greatly by allowing organizations to buy their own domain names, as they will not be restricted to .com or .net, etc.

Organizations can purchase domain names that end in .sports, .news, etc. A company, on the other hand, could use their name as the domain, such as www.home.ebay for the eBay home page.

These new domains will cost somewhere between $100,000 and $500,000 according to ICANN and will be available for purchase by April 2009. They will go live soon after.

ICANN also approved a plan to allow Web addresses to have characters which are not in English.


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