ICANN approves the opening of free domains

La ICANN international body that is in charge of regulating domain names for the internet, has made available to companies or organizations that are interested, the domain opening private or Internet addresses ending in any word and in any language depending on your interest.

The current system, which will soon become extinct, is made up of 22 generic domains (gTLD) such as .com, .org or.net to which the 250 are added territorial domains (ccTLD) as .es or .mx. With the new system, any company, city and organization will be able to request any first level generic domain. The first estimates suggest that we will soon exceed 500 new extensions.

To prevent the liberalization of Domains becomes an indiscriminate race to occupy them and then resell them to their legitimate owners, the ICANN has ensured that the acceptance and registration system will be rigorous. In addition, the opening fee for a generic top-level domain (gLTD) will cost $ 185.000.

ICANN will open registration applications from January 12, 2012 until April of the same year. If the initially planned deadlines are met, in the second quarter of 2013 the first new domains.

Some sectors critical of domain liberalization point to the risk of fragmentation of the web due to content.

Source: icann.org


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