New rules spark rush for web domain names

Websites can now be registered in any language, causing frenzy to scoop up catchy internet names.



    In one of the biggest changes to the internet since its inception, web domains can now be registered in any language
    and script.

    That is, if you can afford the hefty fees, which can reach an estimated $25,000 per year.

    So far, internet giant Google has put in requests for dozens of names, but social networking sites like Facebook
    and Twitter have yet to make a move.

    Al Jazeera's Suranjana Tewari reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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