A group of four lawmakers has sent a letter to an internet governing body expressing concern about how the proposed .cpa domain extension might be exploited by fraudsters pretending to be CPAs.

The American Institute of CPAs has been working to secure a .cpa domain string, in partnership with the Australian accounting body CPA Australia, since 2014. The two groups have pending bids for what is technically known as a “generic Top-Level Domain string,” or gLTDs, before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known as ICANN, the global nonprofit that oversees internet namespaces.

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