Must Read Rumors

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals

Canada has issued a guideline for the Duke and Duchess’ visit in the country.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two adorable children, George and Charlotte, landed in Canada this Saturday, September 24.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two children have started their official Canadian tour today.

Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is no stranger to fashion, elegance and high class.

Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

In a rare interview, Pippa opened up about her new book, her fiancé and the difficulties of being Duchess Kate’s sister.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals
Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed
Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon
Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

Internet: Companies can use their own names as domain

by Dan
June 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

The agency that regulates the domain of Internet will allow, starting next year, the creation of website addresses ending in corporate names.

The majority of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted (13-1) in favor of the proposal during a meeting in Singapore, despite fears that this change may cause some confusion by encouraging big brands.

The changes will mean that companies will no longer be limited to the list of generic top level domains (gTLDs) that include .com, .net and .org. Instead they can use their own name.

ICANN chairman Peter Thrush said at a press conference that the new system will be a “tremendous opportunity for people to take control of this aspect of their branding and develop it in their own way.”

George Sadowsky, the only board member who voted against the change stated that “I believe that it is not ICANN’s job to influence the choice of winners and losers in such competitions, and that is implicitly what we will be doing.”

ICANN chief executive, Rod Beckstrom, said that requests for the new web suffixes will begin on January 12, 2012 and will end after 90 days.

ICANN will develop a communication campaign to inform the public about the changes, although about 120 companies have already expressed public interest in the program.

Corporate domain names won’t be cheap. A company will pay about $ 185,000 just to apply and will meet several criteria to receive approval from ICANN.

The fee is necessary to recover the costs associated with the new gTLDs and to ensure that it is fully funded, ICANN said. It also deters opportunists who would acquire the name only to resell it for a higher amount.

Only “established corporations, organisations, or institutions in good standing” will buy these areas. Individuals cannot apply.

Filled under: , ,

What do you think? What is your gossip?

The rules: Keep it clean, stay on the subject and use English only - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language email us. Read our Terms and Conditions