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ICANN Seeks Feedback on Proposed Top-Level Domain String for Private Use

24 January 2024

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new Public Comment proceeding.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has made a provisional determination that ".INTERNAL" should be reserved for private-use and internal network applications. This string was identified according to a previously consulted procedure on implementing SAC113: SSAC Advisory on Private-Use TLDs, produced by the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. ICANN is seeking feedback on whether the identified string meets the requirements of SAC113, or whether there are any other issues with the string that need to be considered prior to its reservation.

For more information and to participate in this proceeding, please visit this webpage.

Submissions Opening Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Submissions Closing Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024


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