The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit body that oversees the structure of the Internet, is about to multiply number of top level domain names (TLDs) by a factor of ten. Will that mean that there will be ten times more domain names in use? Do we really need that many?
Today the world lives with 20+ generic top-level domains (gTLDs), like that popular ones: .com, .net, .org, and .info, and less known ones: .aero, .coop, .jobs, or .museum. On top of that there are 200+ two character country codes (ccTLDs) for all possible states, islands and atolls, for instance .tv for Tuvalu. Recently ICANN has added a dozen of Internationalised TLDs (IDNs), those in non-Latin scripts. More