ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Board of Directors has approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of Internet generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at its public meeting in Singapore. The vote took place on the first day of the ICANN Singapore meeting.

The vote now allows the process under which hundreds of new domain name extensions can be applied for. The new system enabling just about anything to trail the crux of the domain. In other words, .com may soon be replaced by .Canon (for cameras), .eco (for green sites) etc.

ICANN’s decision to expand the domain space beyond the standard .com, .net, .org and country code extensions is the “Biggest Domain Name Expansion” in the history of the Internet. the move is expected to open the top level domain space to an unlimited number of extensions.

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