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Here come gurus and bikes to break .com monopoly

New Delhi: The humble .com is set to receive some competition from a new set of unusual web addresses such as .guru and .singles.Internet users will now be able to register in targeted and specific
PTI January 29, 2014 19:59 IST
PTI
New Delhi: The humble .com is set to receive some competition from a new set of unusual web addresses such as .guru and .singles.

Internet users will now be able to register in targeted and specific domains ending in .guru, .bike, .singles, .plumbing and .clothing among others as a U.S. company is offering a wave of new Web addresses.
 
Donuts Inc will kick off the general availability period for seven new Internet domain names, marking the beginning of a new era for the Internet in which users will have unprecedented choice in how they identify and brand themselves online.

The new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) - the first of hundreds Donuts will launch this year — are .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles, and .ventures, the company said.

Anyone can register names in these gTLDs on a first come, first-served basis from accredited registrars worldwide.