New Website Naming Rules for Internet

The next time you type in a website address it could look a little different.

Today the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the change to allow domain names using any combination of letters and numbers, including non-Latin characters.

In past years, there have been requests for new top level domains such as dot kids, dot shop, dot NYC and even dot xxx for pornography sites.

ICANN will begin to accept applications for new domain endings in January.


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  • by Lois Location: Geneva on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:27 PM
    I should have known that dot, something nasty was on the horizen. I think every body that has a computer should be able to look at what they want, but not fix it where a kid can get into a site easily or accidently because the typed in info is so much like the info to kids sites that a kid could get in without really trying.
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