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No new internet addresses for Island

The internet’s ruling body has revealed there’s to be a .wales, .london and .paris – but no .isleofman

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has published a full list of new domain suffixes that could be brought in as early as next year.

But while cities like Stockholm applied for their own version of a dot-com, no applications were received for Manx domains.

Industry experts say the cost of applications - £118,000 plus tens of thousands more per year to run them – has put many applicants off.

The Island already has a top-level country domain, .im

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