March 30, 2015 by
Not all that long ago there were only 22 generic top level domain extensions available, including the familiar .com, .net, .gov, .mil, and geographic suffixes such as .uk, .jp or .rus. In fact, from 1985 to 2013 the number of gTLD extensions grew to just 260. But in 2014, that all changed. That’s when ICANN, the international organization that manages the Internet’s domain system, rapidly expanded the number of available gTLDs to nearly 500, with possibly 900 more to be released in the coming year.