.London domains to be introduced in 2014 following agreement between ICANN and Dot London

The domain .London will be introduced from the spring of 2014 following an agreement between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Dot London Domains (Dot London).

The agreement, announced today, will mean that London-based organisations will be able to apply for addresses using the new domain.

Fred Krueger, chairman of Top Level Domain Holdings, commented: "We are delighted that London is to be one of the first major cities in the world to launch a city-named domain on the Internet. We are sure that it will be of significant benefit to the businesses, communities and individuals wanting to associate themselves with London and a powerful mechanism for enhancing London's digital presence."

The final round of ‘pre-delegation testing’ will take place before the roll-out.

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