The pet owners will be lining up in droves for this one. The newest domain to get the go ahead is .cat – this from ICANN or Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. It’s meant for “individuals, organizations and companies that promote the Catalan language” but like the .tv domain, watch it get picked up for all sorts of other uses. I’m betting cool.cat and hep.cat will go fast. Our cat’s already pestering me for his, but Ozzie’s going to have to wait.
At the same time, ICANN deferred again the idea of creating the .xxx domain for porn sites, despite some logical arguments that having their own domain would help clean up other parts of the name space.