NBC News — The internet is about to get a whole lot larger. Proposals for internet addresses ending in .pizza, .space and .auto are among the nearly two thousand submitted as part of the largest expansion in the online address system. Apple, Google, Sony and American Express are among the numerous companies that are seeking names with their brands.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced the proposals for internet suffixes, the dot-com part of an internet address, in London on wednesday. Companies had to pay $185,000 to submit their internet extension proposal.