21 Jun '11, 12am

ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet's Domain Name System

العربية 中文 English Français Español Русский 日本語 Deutsch Português 한국어 Italiano ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet's Domain Name System Board Votes to Launch New Generic Top-Level Domains 20 June 2011 Singapore | ICANN's Board of Directors has approved a plan to usher in one of the biggest changes ever to the Internet's Domain Name System. The Board vote was 13 approving, 1 opposed, and 2 abstaining. During a special meeting, the Board approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of Internet domain name endings -- called generic top-level domains (gTLDs) -- from the current 22, which includes such familiar domains as .com, .org and .net. "ICANN has opened the Internet's naming system to unleash the global human imagination. Today's decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain ...

Full article: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-20jun1...

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