Posted: Jun 13, 2012 4:54 AM by Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Companies and organizations from North America and Europe are dominating the bids for new Internet addresses as part of the largest expansion yet in the online addressing system.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers received 1,930 proposals for 1,409 different Internet suffixes by the May 30 deadline.
Nearly half - 911 - are from North America and another 675 are from Europe.
ICANN plans to release details in London on Wednesday.
If approved, the new suffixes would rival ".com" and others now in use.
The full list of proposal is not yet out, though bidders have disclosed some of them, including ".bank," ''.baby" and ".YouTube."
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