ICANN Receives Vast Orders for New Domain Name Suffixes
Unsurprisingly, the internet is expanding all the time. More and more people are purchasing web domain names and websites and they will do whatever it takes to get the edge on their competitors.
Now, it seems that web addresses will be allowed to end in pretty much anything people want, with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) revealing that it has received over 1,900 applications for new internet suffixes. Ranging from .app to .blog, .shop, .home, .hotel and .ltd, the suffixes are incredibly varied and can cover pretty much any industry, topic or interest.
The vast majority of orders have come from America. However, 40 UK based organisations have already applied to run new internet suffixes and that number is sure to rise.
Purchasing a new internet suffix does not come cheap, however. Each new domain name suffix will cost you £118,800 and an extra £15,000 will have to be spent on maintaining the domain each year.
If there are any new developments on these intriguing subject, we will keep you informed.
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