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ICANN Approves Generic Top Level Domains

Jun 20, 2011, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"While ICANN has been pushing on its plan for gTLDs for the last several years, historically speaking some Internet luminaries have not been in favor of domain expansion. Back in 2004, WWW creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee criticized plans to expand the available pool of domain names. At the time, Berners-Lee warned that new TLDs could lead to confusion from business that were trying to protect their brand names.

"They thought that they were protecting their brand and trademark but they were actually devaluing the .COM and .NET names," Berners-Lee said.

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