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Internet Domain Name Just for CUs On Its Way
Friday, February 28, 2014 6:35 AM

A new Internet domain name just for credit unions, .creditunion (dot credit union), is just about a reality. The Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN) has reportedly notified the Credit Union National Association that the domain name has been approved--and there are just a few more steps to take before it becomes available for credit unions' use.

Back in 2011, ICANN announced it would significantly broaden the number of approved top-level domain names beyond the limited number in use, such as .com, .org, .gov, .edu, and.coop. CUNA submitted a .creditunion application on behalf of the credit union movement.

After this notice of approval, explains CUNA General Counsel Eric Richard, the next step for CUNA to negotiate a contract with ICANN and CUNA's designated registrar company.