Internet Authority Announces Freedom of Domain Names…for a Price!

ICANN's Board approved the New gTLD Program during a special session held on Monday, 20 June 2011 in Singapore.

The Internet is getting ready to get a lot more interesting.  A lot of businesses and organizations will be getting more creative with the names they use to mark their spot on the information superhighway.  The next time you look for your favorite restaurant or hot spot it may be called, or   The names are now going to get a chance at endless possibilities.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted this morning in Singapore to change the suffixes of domain names known as generic top level domains or gTLDs to whatever you want.  ICANN had alway used eight gTLDs, which include .com, .org, and .gov., but now there are 22.  But, even that number will be dwarfed by business owners that possess the required $185,000 needed to step outside the box with their new Internet address.

The change helps theusiness community be more specific without putting in a serious Google search to find their business.  These names are very important and looking for a business may never be a search again, but a simple guess.  Read more here.

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