Saturday, June 28

.com goes. .anything comes.

After another 6 months approximately, the web site address not necessarily end with .com, .net and so on. They can be replaced with just any word such as your own name, .sports, .school. .jeans etc. In fact sky is the limit for the new suffixes.

I used to think about the compulsion of having these .com suffixes when I entered the web 1998. Now, it seems my thought has reached the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) technical committee.

A news item in Yahoo! appeared today about the introduction of any word as suffix at the end of the web site name.

And do you know that those suffixes need not be in English. "ICANN also voted collectively to open public comment on a separate proposal to permit addresses entirely in non-English languages for the first time."
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