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ICANN Could Allow Any Word To Be A Domain Suffix

In what could be termed as a potentially ground breaking change for the cyber world, a global Internet body is planning to introduce a range of new website domain suffixes in the days to come.

The global body in question is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), and as the name itself suggests, it’s primary responsibilities include management of top-level domain name space, Internet Protocol address space, assignment of address blocks to regional Internet registries and so forth.

The ICANN bosses revealed that they are looking to incorporate many more web domain suffixes into the already existing list of 22. If implemented this new policy will allow domain names to end with virtually any word, from any language, ICANN said.

Also, the global body will be accepting applications for these new domain names from 2012.

"Icann has opened the internet's addressing system to the limitless possibilities of the human imagination," Rod Beckstrom, president and chief executive officer for Icann said in a statement, BBC News reports.

"No one can predict where this historic decision will take us," he added, thereby emphasising on the apparent capability of this new move in bringing a widespread change to the World Wide Web.