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Domain name changes coming

Library Systems Newsletter [February 1997]

Some new top-level domain names will be implemented in 1997. The top-level domain name is the one which follows the last dot in a URL or e-mail address. While the existing names (coin, org, net, mil, gov, and edu) will be retained, additional names will be implemented later this year. The new names will not be limited to three characters, but may have as many as five. Among the names being considered by the Internet International Ad Hoc Committee (IIAHC) are "nfp" for not-for-profits, so that charities can be distinguished from trade groups; and "media" for newspapers and broadcasters.

The IIAIIC has posted the names it is considering on its web site ( and invites comments.

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Publication Year:1997
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 17 Number 02
Issue:February 1997
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Libraries: Library of Congress
Subject: Internet -- domain name service
Record Number:5534
Last Update:2022-06-27 18:43:23
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00