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by Daniel Wolfe Posted in Web

According to CBC News:

Internet regulators voted to loosen restrictions on internet names, a move that could allow thousands of variations of suffixes beyond the basic .com or .ca…

…The new guidelines could allow for domain names that have been requested, and denied by ICANN, for years, such as .xxx for adult websites and .post for postal service websites.

Companies with well-known names like eBay, Apple or Google could also end up requesting domain names if the new rules are approved, snatching up names like .ebay, .mac and .goog.

In theory, this sounds like a great idea.  In theory, communism was a great idea.  We’ll see it in action to determine the results…

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