Sweeping Internet changes to be voted on this week: Non-Roman letter URLs, xxx top-level domain

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Who’s ready for http://www.CrunchGear.xxx?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will vote later this week whether to “shake up,” as the Beeb puts it, the way the Internet works. Imagine an Internet with URLs in non-Roman letters, relaxed rules for those wanting a .com or .tv address, and, yes, the controversial .xxx top-level domain. ICANN had previously been against creating the triple x TLD because it could put it in the position of content regulator.

In relaxing naming conventions, ICANN hopes to increase Web real estate, so to speak.

Exciting times ahead, to be sure.

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