27 Jun '11, 5am

The first Benelux City will have its own domain extension : .Gent

The City of Ghent's Local Council has recently approved the application for a new domain name extension : .Gent .This is the first Benelux city that wants its own domain name extension . You can read the press release after the jump : Until now, there have only been about twenty generic extensions in existence, such as dot com, dot biz, dot info or dot tel. In addition to the well-known dot com, there are also some 270 national suffixes such as dot be or dot fr. The soaring rise of the Internet had resulted in the increased rarity of interesting or concise domain names. This situation is about to change, since ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, last Monday endorsed the extension of “top level” generic domain names. The organisation will consequently allow new applications to be made, as from the beginning of 2012. So this could lead not only to...

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