Have you heard anything about .comn

Have you heard anything about .comn?

I was looking through ICANN’s website for some details about gTLDs launch and some other stuff. While surfing their website I found this link – http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/about/program. There is complete history about what was there before 1998 up to 2012. It’s actually called New gTLD Applicant Guidebook.

Now the interesting thing is if you see the bottom of that New gTLD Applicant Guidebook which says Eight gTLDs predate ICANN’s creation and just below the big text Before 1998 it starts with .comn, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, .org and .arpa.

Simply click the image below to enlarge and look more clearly.


Now I wonder what the heck is .comn. Is it a mistake or was .comn renamed later to .com 😉 Just kidding. It seems clear mistake though.

I have sent an email to newgtld@icann.org to get clarification and I will update this post as soon as I get any response.

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