Friday, June 24, 2011
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is increasing the number of possible endings for website addresses. There are currently 22 generic domains, including .com, .gov and .edu, but with the new rules, anything can go after the dot—for a price. The initial cost of one of these new top level domains is $185,000, plus an annual fee of $25,000 to maintain the domain. Wired.com writer Ryan Singel explains the significance of the change.