ICANN, You Can, We Can All Have Our Own Top-Level Domain


Earlier this week ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) approved a major change to top-level Internet domains (TLDs).

Soon we will no longer be limited to the standard 22 top-level domains including .com, .org, and .net. In fact, your brand could soon be its own top-level domain. For example, Canon has stated its interest in applying for the .canon top-level domain. ICANN currently anticipates receiving between 300 and 1000 applications during the initial acceptance window (Jan. 12, 2012 – Apr. 12, 2012).

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