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New Internet domains in the works

ICANN board votes to begin talks on two new top-level domains.

The Internet may soon see two new top-level domains: .jobs and .mobi. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said Monday that its board had voted unanimously to begin discussions with the companies that have submitted bids--and a $45,000 application fee each--to operate those domain name suffixes.

ICANN gave preliminary approval to the .post and .travel top-level domains in October. Other proposed suffixes include .cat, .xxx, and .mail. ICANN has not extended final approval to any new top-level domains since adding .biz, .info, and .aero and four others in 2000.