Icann unveils new domain names

.aero, .coop and .museum hit the web...

.aero, .coop and .museum hit the web...

Three new domain names have been ratified to help curb the increasing demand to launch new websites. The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) said at the conclusion of its quarterly meeting in Uruguay that '.museum,' '.coop,' and '.aero' could be up and running by January. These represent suffixes for museums, business co-operatives and the aviation industry. Three other new suffixes were given the Icaan rubber stamp of approval earlier in the year with '.info' scheduled to be activated on September 19, closely followed by '.biz' on October 1 and '.name' on 13 December. Icann also announced '.org' will not be restricted to non-profit organisations following the withdrawal of a threat from a US government backed taskforce.