Subject	:	New Policy for Domain Names - Protect Your Name 
Date	:	Fri, 27 Oct 2000 05:50:00 -0400 
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New Top Level Domains to come out early next year!

Domain Policy Overview:
July 16, 2000 - Yokohama, Japan -ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) announced that it adopted a policy that will introduce new global top-level domains (TLDs).

July 17, 2000 - Companies around the world begin the application process.

Oct 2, 2000 - Application process for new TLD's is finalized.

Oct 3, 2000 - Marina del Rey, California - ICANN announces that the application process has been completed. The new domain extensions will be awarded to registries in December 2000. The proposed new domains include: .web, .inc, .kids, .shop, .store, .firm, .law, .biz, .nom, .news, .site .xxx, .tel, .sex and more. The approved TLDs are scheduled to be made available starting early 2001. ICAAN however has not released the exact time and date.

In anticipation of high demand, you can pre-register for these names prior to their official public opening via a centralized pre-registration database. For further information about the pre-registration process please visit:

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