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‘.Apple,’ ‘.auto’ Among Internet Suffixes Proposed

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NEW YORK (AP) — Proposals for Internet addresses ending in “.pizza,” ”.space” and “.auto” are among the nearly 2,000 submitted as part of the largest expansion in the online address system.

Apple Inc., Sony Corp. and American Express Co. are among companies that are seeking names with their brands.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced the proposals at a news conference in London on Wednesday. The bulk of the proposals came from North America and Europe.

The public can now comment and raise objections, such as trademark violations.

If approved, the new suffixes would rival “.com” and about 300 others now in use.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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