By The Associated Press
THE EXPANSION: The organization in charge of Internet addresses announced nearly 2,000 proposals for new Internet suffixes - the ".com" part in a domain name.
SOME TRENDS: Big brands are behind hundreds of proposals, including scores for generic terms such as "cruise," ''.kids" and ".tires."
WHAT NOW: The bids now go through a review that could take months or years. Up to 1,000 suffixes could be added each year.
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