June 20, 2011
ICANN approves historic expansion of top-level domains
ICANN, the Internet's primary governing body today approved the expansion of new top-level domains--one of the most dramatic changes in the Internet's history. The move will allow domains to end in almost any word, allowing companies to turn their brands into Internet extensions.
Update:Read Mashable's 9 Things You Need to Know About ICANNís New Top Level Domains, including cost:
The evaluation fee from prospective applicants is $185,000. According to the gTLD Applicant Guidebook, a $5,000 deposit is required ďat the time the user requests an application slot within TAS, and a payment of the remaining $180,000 submitted with the full application."
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