Looking to raise the profile of directories and promote network directory interoperability, Novell Inc. has applied to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to register .dir as a new top-level domain, comparable to.com, .org, or.net. Novell's proposal includes requirements to register a .dir name, including one that the site's directory must be LDAP 2000-certified. Novell's move has received a mixed review from analyst Jamie Lewis, CEO of the Burton Group Corp., who applauded efforts to boost visibility of directories, but said that a new top-level domain is not needed.
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