During the early days of the domain names, there were only three of the biggest domain names that exist on the web. These three commonly noted domain names include the .com, .net, and .org. However, today as many of the domain name companies continue to rise and as the number of the domain name consumers increase, many new domain names were then added and other new domain names are still formulated. Maybe a few years from now, we can definitely see more new domain names on the web for the reason that those proposed new domain names today are said to take function for the future.
Generally, there are actually so many new domain names that are recently in action. Due to the continuous effect and emergence of the new domain names, the picture then became more and more complicated. From the conventional domain names like the .com, .net, and .org, which are known as the Big 3, here came the Country-level top domains as one of the new domain names ever developed.
The Country-level top domains are generally under government control, with the aim of adding level of toughness and stability that a third party might find difficult to match. Then next in the line of new domain names are the Country-level top domains that are masquerading as something else. They are only made international by agreement, and many noted that as such, they are just there by contract.
After the introduction of such new domain names, here are the alternative top-level domain names which involve the .aero, .biz, .coop, .info, .museum, .name, and .pro. These mentioned new domain names are created by the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN and so these are considered as the seven new international domain names. The making of these seven new domain names are probably intended for helping the people in finding the right domain names for them.
Having such new domain names, the domain name industry is still not satisfied with the effect. So just recently, it is reported that ten organizations have applied to the net’s ruling body and they proposed for nine new domain names under the net domain name. The report further mentioned that if the proposal will be approved, the new domain names will be the first added to the net since the year 2000 when seven novel domain names as it is mentioned above were set up.
For particular emphasis, the new domain names proposed by ten organizations include .asia, .cat, .jobs, .mail, .mobi, .post, .tel, .travel, and .xxx. It is considered that the last three of these new domain names were so called sponsored domain names that are created with the intention for a particular sector of the industry or administered by a trade body or other representative groups. And all of those new domain names proposed to ICANN will also be sponsored.
Recently, those proposed new domain names are scrutinized by independent experts and if it approved, those new domain names should then be active by early 2005. And lastly, each organization paid $45,000 to submit their application for a new domain.