New top-level Internet domains could be good for dot-travel by Dan Luzadder
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number, or ICANN, approved a plan to virtually remove restrictions on obtaining new top-level domains, a process that up until now has been tightly controlled.
All Internet addresses are currently assigned names that end with one of a short list of extensions, including .com, .net, .gov and a few other specialty domains, including .travel.
But the policy changes will loosen ICANN’s grip on top-level domains and allow suffixes based on most anything: industries, destinations, private business or even individual names. ICANN said it would also allow specific language suffixes and the use of language characters other than the English alphabet.