Mobile TLD talk goes mainstream

Mar 11 2004 - 11:03 AM ET | In The News
A top-level domain (TLD) dedicated to content for mobile devices has been talked about for a long time. However, yesterday that talk got a whole lot more serious-- Microsoft, Nokia, Vodafone, 3, GSM Association, HP, Orange, Samsung and Sun Microsystems all banded together and put in paperwork to ICANN. A TLD is simply the ending of a domain name (e.g. .com or .net). ICANN is the non-profit that manages the TLD's for the internet. It is not known what the proposed TLD is, but it will likely be something easy to type with multi-tap.