Al Gore, self-proclaimed inventor of the Internet, is backing the creation of a .eco domain name. Gore explains the new top level domain (TLD) would then be used for sites that support environmental causes.
Dot Eco applied to create the domain which would then be used to host sites supporting environmental causes.
"This is a truly exciting opportunity for the environmental movement and for the internet as a whole," said Mr Gore.
Dot Eco plans to apply to ICANN - the regulatory body that oversees domain names - for the creation of .eco later in 2009.