New Internet Domain Names Create Web of Confusion

RIA Novosti
Monday 11th March, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 11 (RIA Novosti) Move over “.com,” because over the course of the next year the Internet is expected to be inundated with thousands of new, generic, domain-name extensions. Big businesses, including online retailer Amazon, have applied to purchase exclusive rights to several of these so-called generic top level domains (gTLD), including .read and .book, a move critics said could jeopardize the openness of the Internet. “Placing such generic domains in private hands is plainly anticompetitive, allowing already dominant, well-capitalized companies to expand and entrench their …

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