13 June 2012 4:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Google, Fox, Amazon, HBO, The Boston Globe and AOL are among the hundreds of applicants vying for control over new, top-level domain names, according to a list released Wednesday by the organization that governs the Internet's naming system. The roughly 1,900 domain names being considered by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers go well beyond the traditional .com or .org, granting companies the chance to contend for niche names like .fox, .film or .boston. If its $185,000-per-name application is approved, AOL, which applied for an eponymous domain name and .patch for its hyperlocal »

- Alexander C. Kaufman

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