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Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday.
A businessman with experience in building consensus will be the next CEO of the Internet agency in charge of contentious policies surrounding Internet addresses.
On Friday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is announcing Fadi Chehade as its CEO. The tentative effective date is Oct. 1.
On Friday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is announcing Fadi Chehade as its CEO. He will be the organization's sixth CEO. The six include an interim head who will serve until Chehade starts this fall.
Chehade said Monday that businesses and other trademark holders will be able to declare names they want protected, starting March 26, for an annual fee of up to $150 per name.
The initial ones, expected in mid-2013, will likely be in Chinese and other languages besides English, said Fadi Chehade, CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.