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06/20/2011 01:30 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2011

ICANN Approves Major Domain Name Change: 40 New Domains You Could Soon See

This week ICANN, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, aka the Wizard of Oz of the web, approved the creation of generic top-level domain names.

What does this mean for web users? Well, besides the legacy '.com' domain registered to over 94 million websites, and the 21 other generics and 250 country-specifics in existence like France's .fr and the extremely popular .xxx, you can expect your online experience to open up to high-profile entertainment, consumer goods and financial services company-branded domains.

To register a generic top-level domain, or gTLD, brands must be an established private or public organization, prove their legitimacy to ICANN's board - and shell out a cool $185,000.

What can you expect to see as registration opens? Here are 40 brand-new domain names we hope to register with soon.

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