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 Wednesday, 3rd November 2010, 16:36:11

ICANN moves closer to unveiling new top-level domain names

ICANN moves closer to unveiling new top-level domain names

The world is moving a step closer to having a new selection of domain names after the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the publishing date of its web address rule book.

ICANN's guidebook for companies looking to apply for new top-level domain names, such as .nyc or .sport, will be published online on November 9th as the process of giving firms the opportunity to have different domains nears its end.

It is hoped that companies will soon have access to shorter suffixes as top-level domain names, like .com and .org, run out of different variations.

Roland LaPlante, the senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Afilias, told idg.no that the ICANN board is "really ramping up their efforts to get this done" and hopes the move will be complete soon.

"With the next version of the applicant guidebook, they're about to put a stake in the ground on all of those issues," he told the news provider.

In August the African Union endorsed DotAfrica, a non-profit organisation which is applying for .africa domain names, and only three months later the country has moved closer to using its own suffix.

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