engine - 4:02 pm on Jun 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I tracked down ICANN's announcement, for the record.
ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet's Domain Name System
"ICANN has opened the Internet's naming system to unleash the global human imagination. Today's decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind," said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN.