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.bike, .guru latest additions to domain names

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 13:41

London: Nine new domain names have been reportedly made available as the internet domain names system undergoes a radical change.

The new web address suffixes, include .bike, .clothing, .singles and .guru and the new names are expected to be released at a rate of 10-a-week.

According to the website, the new names, formally known as generic top level domains (gTLDs) are currently open only to those with registered trademarks and will be open to the general public at the end of January 2014.

The report said that last month four new domains were launched that included the Arabic word for `web`, the Chinese word for `game` and the Russian words for `online` and `web site`.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) believes that the new set of names will transform the way business is done online and will help consumers easily find specific content within each extension.

The report said that Icann has invited companies to submit applications for names they would like to register and request for new names include the likes of .porn, .ninja, and .ferrari.

The report said that approximately 1,400 new gTLDs are expected to come online in the next few years with 700 more generic names, such as .shop, .hotel and .site.

First Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 13:41
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