The UN and 27 other international entities earlier voiced their concern to ICANN that site domains like .un and .imf could be used maliciously
Internet regulatory body Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN sought to assuage fears of the United Nations the International Monetary Fund and 26 others that a planned expansion of website addresses could lead to "cybersquatting," according to Reuters.
The UN and the others wrote to ICANN last month expressing fears that the use of new Web domains such as ".un" or ".imf" could be seized by people who are unaffiliated with the organisations and used maliciously.
ICANN has assured them by saying that safeguards were in place.
ICANN President Rod Beckstrom was quoted by Reuters as saying that they were very sensitive to those concerns. Beckstom added, "We’ll be responding to that letter."
This was prompted by ICANN’s decision to begin accepting applications beginning from Thursday for new "top level" domains that can be related to anything. Most web addresses had been hitherto restricted to a few such domains such as .org, .info or .com.