Custom Domain Extensions Coming

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Do you doubt that new domain extensions are on their way?

Internet infrastructure service provider Afilias announced it has been selected by Big Room Inc. as the registry services provider for its application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for a new .eco domain during the upcoming new top-level domain (new TLD) application process.

"We selected Afilias because it has a proven track record of providing superior services, world-class domain name registry technology, and reliable DNS resolution," said Trevor Bowden, co-founder of Big Room.  "Since Afilias has supported more successful ICANN bids, and launched, more new TLDs than any other registry provider, we are confident that we have the right technical partner to ensure confidence in the launch and technical stability of our new domain."

Big Room will apply for a .eco Internet extension when ICANN begins accepting applications for new TLDs, expected in the first quarter of 2010.  Big Room proposes a new ".eco platform" that will collect and store current and detailed environmental and sustainability information along with a user's .eco domain name. Its bid has a group of global partners and is internationally supported.

"Afilias is pleased to be selected to provide proven, world-class registry technology that will ensure Internet stability, as well as a smooth and secure launch for the world's registrars if ICANN approves Big Room's new TLD application," said Michael Young, Vice President of Product Development for Afilias and member of Big Room's Advisory Board.

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7 comments

John AlanR 06-23-2009 3:03 PM

It's been a while since I heard any talk of new domain extensions.

06-23-2009 4:20 PM

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CarlosZ 06-24-2009 2:11 PM

is it .eco for "ecommerce" or for "green" companies?

Peter A. Prestipino 06-24-2009 2:39 PM

It is eco as in green (that's what Big Room, Inc. specializes in) but I can see how it could be potentially confused.

06-26-2009 4:43 PM

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