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April 5, 2014 8:26 AM Subscribe
Back in 2011, ICANN started taking applications
posted by filthy light thief (43 comments total)
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to expand the list of generic top level domains (GTDLs) from 22 to ... a lot more
, possibly 1,400 new names
. This tidal wave of new GTLDs
started with شبكة (shabaka, Arabic for "web")
, then expanded from there
. Enter the promotions of domain names no one will remember: .guitars
, and more.
The amount of use for these new generic domains is in question, as the .xxx domain is not heavily used, and none of those sites are among the top 500 most popular porn sites
. Still, Google, Amazon and Microsoft saw some value in the expansion
, applying for 189 domains between the three companies, and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade explained some of the thoughts behind the decision in an interview with CNet