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ICANN approves change to Internet domain name system

The ICANN board overwhelmingly approved the new plan in Singapore

The second paragraph of the story "ICANN approves change to Internet domain name system," posted Monday, incorrectly described the domains included in the count of 22 existing generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The count of 22 does not include any country-level domains. The story has been corrected on the wire, and the second paragraph now reads:

As a result of the decision arrived at on Monday by the board of directors at a meeting in Singapore, Internet users may start seeing new domain name extensions in addition to the more familiar .com, .org, and .net. The current 22 gTLDs do not include country-level domains such as .uk and .in, known as country code top-level domains (ccTLDs).

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com


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