ICANN Approves Expansion of Generic Top-Level Domains


The ICCAN board has just approved an expansion that will allow a wide range of new generic top-level domains. 300 to 1,000 new top-level domains are anticipated under this new program, including many brand-specific TLDs.

ICANN has opened the Internet’s naming system to unleash the global human imagination. Today’s decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind,” said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN.

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