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ICANN mulling .apple, .google domain names, among others

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:27PM EST

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Anyone wondering what wild-and-crazy domain strings companies and organizations have been applying for lately can now go check out the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ most recent list of applied-for strings. It seems that multiple companies have applied for the .app domain while Google, Amazon, Cisco and Apple have all applied for .google, .amazon, .cisco and .apple, respectively. Google in particular went absolutely cuckoo for domain applications as Engadget counted a whopping 101 domain applications filed by the world’s top search engine, including applications for .youtube, .docs and even .lol. And yes, for those wondering, ICM Registry PN LLC was the company that applied for the .porn and .sex domains. All listed domain applications were submitted between January 12th and May 30th this year, ICANN said.

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Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.