07/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dot-Sex Could Be The New Dot-Com

Dot-com is so 1990s. The group that oversees the naming of Internet domains approved a measure today that will broadly expand what words can follow the period in a Web address -- everything from .ABC to .sex -- potentially sparking a domain-naming boom.

The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, an international nonprofit corporation overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce, approved two measures at a meeting in Paris today that will allow virtually any word in any language to be used in a domain name.

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