New Domains Could Include (Dot) Poker

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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided last year to release several internet suffixes last year, and it appears that several organizations are interested in .poker and .casino domains.

While there has been plenty of interest in the domains, they certainly will not come cheap: the application for ownership of domain suffixes costs $185,000 and the annual fee is $25,000.

ICANN says that overall, it has received 1,930 requests for various domain suffixes including 166 that are not part of the Latin alphabet. Next year the organization says that it plans to release the domains in batches of 500.

Several business giants have applied for suffixes including Google, who has applied for various domains such as .google, .docs, and .lol.