ICANN: Time to register your generic domains

The group says the opening up of generic top-level domains beyond the likes of .com and .org "could trigger a dramatic expansion of the Internet."

ICANN has started to accept applications for new generic top-level domains, which will include words for brands and non-Latin characters.

The organization said that the move "could trigger a dramatic expansion of the Internet" in a statement yesterday to mark today's launch.

"Starting today, ICANN begins accepting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs)," said the statement. "The world of .com, .gov, .org and 19 other gTLDs will soon be expanded to include all types of words in many different languages."

Read more of "ICANN opens generic domain application process" at ZDNet UK.

About the author

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
Best cameras for foodie photographers (pictures)
10 mobile gadgets gone gonzo (pictures)
Apple in 2014: iPhone 6, iCloud hack, Beats and more (pictures)
The 12 most distinctive phones of 2014 (pictures)
Best mobile games of 2014
Nissan gives new Murano bold style (pictures)