This is big news for anyone playing within the domain arena. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has announced that they will loosen their grip on domain registration rules which will permit hundreds or thousands of brand new domain names in addition to .com.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers unanimously approved the new guidelines as weeklong meetings in Paris concluded. ICANN also voted unanimously to open public comment on a separate proposal to permit addresses entirely in non-English languages for the first time.
The new domain names won’t make their presence known until at least next year.
Do you find this to be good news? Do we really need more domain names?