Jobs, travel added to Net extensions

The internet's authority for web addresses has officially designated .jobs and .travel to be used on the internet.

    Discussions are on for the addition of other extensions

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Washington said in a statement on Friday that it adopted the new so-called top-level domains (TLDs) at its 22nd international conference in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

      

    The .jobs extension will be administered by US-based Employ Media LLC, which proposed the new extension with the Society for Human Resource Management for organisations involved in job recruiting and human resources.

     

    Tralliance Corp

      

    The .travel addresses will be managed by New York-based Tralliance Corp and was created at the best of The Travel Partnership Corporation, which includes US and global travel organisations.

      

    ICANN said it was in technical discussions on the addition of other extensions including .mobi (for the mobile phone industry), .cat for the Catalan language, and .post for postal organisations.

      

    ICANN, a non-profit organisation set up in 1998 at the initiative of the US government to respond to requests to do business on the internet, said it was also evaluating top level domains including .asia, .mail, .tel and .xxx.

    SOURCE: AFP


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