Internet begins its move beyond .com, .net, and .edu

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The Internet’s address books just got the first four new generic top-level domains, but they won’t go live on the Net until trademark holders get a chance to stake their claims.

 

Think .biz and .mobi are a little weird to see at the end of an Internet address? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Because on Wednesday, the first 4 of a planned 1,400 new Net-address suffixes — called generic top-level domains, or GTLDs — were built into the fabric of the Internet. The first four new GTLDs, taking advantage of the newer ability to extend beyond Latin character sets, are the Chinese word for game, the Arabic word for Web, and the Russian words for online and site.

“In addition to facilitating competition and innovation through the New gTLD Program, one of ICANN’s key aims is to help create a globally inclusive Internet, regardless of language or region. For…

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