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An All New .NAME Goes Live Soon: to Start Registering Second Level Domain Names this Month

Intercosmos Media Group, Inc. will add the expanded .name domain extension to its line-up, starting Jan. 14.

January 2, 2004; 03:21 AM

It's all in the name, and that's why Intercosmos Media Group, Inc. will soon add the expanded .name domain extension to its line-up.

Starting January 14, people will be free to register any available name or word combination ending in .name.

Previously, the .name Internet domain extension was limited predominantly to people's first and last names and consequently required a creative, though unorthodox, use of third level domain name extensions.

"The process will be the same as .com and .net domains very soon. People will be able to register their name or business name, or about anything else, with a .name," Intercosmos C.E.O. Sigmund Solares, J.D., M.B.A. said. "This will put .name in an excellent position to become one of the most popular domain extensions world-wide."

The new .name domains should be available, barring any .name registry delays, beginning around 11:30 a.m. EST, Jan. 14. "Due to the popularity of the more flexible .name extension, we encourage corporations to act quickly to protect their trademarks and namesake online," Solares said. "But people will also want to register their first and last names in the new system, such as "This has been a long time in the works, and we're glad to be able to offer this groundbreaking new service," he said.

Intercosmos Media Group, Inc. , creators of, is an ICANN accredited domain register, ranked among the Top 10 most popular registrars. Nearly two million domain names have been registered through

For more information on .name, visit or email [email protected].



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