2/4/2008

Domain Name in the Works for Post Office

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:28 pm

A new “dot-post” Internet address in the works aims to set apart the electronic services increasingly offered by postal agencies around the world.

Backers say restricting the “.post” domain name to postal agencies or groups that provide postal services would instill trust in Web sites using such names. By contrast, popular suffixes such as “.com” and “.org” are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Internet’s key oversight agency, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is trying to work out contract terms for the suffix with the U.N. Universal Postal Union. Approval could come as early as mid-February and implementation several months later.

 

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