Since last summer, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, a nonprofit that coordinates the Internet address system, has vetted and initially approved 1,574 applications for new “top-level domains” — the letters to the right of the dot. The premise is to give companies and consumers seeking secondary-level domain names — the janedoe in janedoe.com — options beyond the 22 top-level generic suffixes like .com and .biz that are currently available. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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