Proposals for new domain names

United Kingdom

Following requests for the number of internet domains to be increased to reflect the growing demand for industry specific internet domains, ICANN, the international organisation responsible for domain names, is considering ten proposals for new domains.

The proposed new domains are:

  • asia
  • cat
  • job
  • mail
  • mobi
  • post
  • tel
  • travel
  • xxx

There will be a period of public consultation during April, with further evaluation by an independent panel in May. A decision whether to adopt any of the proposed domains is not expected until the end of 2004.

Further information can be found at ICANN's website.