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Last post Author Topic: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates  (Read 6590 times)

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ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« on: November 03, 2010, 06:07 PM »
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After decades of operating with no more than 21 generic top-level domains, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing to start registering up to a thousand top-level domains in a year, according to PCWorld. ICANN plans to post a new TLD application guidebook for hopefuls looking to join the ranks of .org, .net and .jobs as soon as November 9.

ICANN has spoken of adding TLDs to the Internet's repertoire since 1998, and has pushed a few through since then, including .info, .biz and .jobs. While a handful of the new ones have met success, resulting in over a million domain registrations, none have been able to match the runaway .com, which is associated with over half of the 196.3 million registered domain names.

Many entities have professed their desire to apply for TLDs of their very own, including .nyc, .berlin, and .unicef. Even registry operators for large TLDs like .org have expressed an interest in diversifying with variations of the ones they already own.

The ownership scale may go still smaller, to the company level. Canon has announced plans to get its own extension, and IBM may be contemplating its very own .ibm. But that is about where the plausibility of TLD ownership ends— just filing an application for a new TLD will run $185,000, which rules out those of us running websites from our home offices.

Of course, ICANN's dream of offering TLDs to every company has been some years in the making, and each time previous iterations of the guide have surfaced, they've left gaping policy questions unanswered. For instance, there were no rules regarding who could register which kinds of domains, such as whether a company could get a .paris address if the Parisian government owned the extension.

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 07:05 PM »
Wow! What a surprise! ICANN going for another cash grab! I'm shocked~! :P :D

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 07:22 PM »
Well, at 185000 USD just for the application alone, one has to imagine there won't be far too much abuse of the tld system ;-)

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 07:39 PM »
Well, at 185000 USD just for the application alone, one has to imagine there won't be far too much abuse of the tld system ;-)

True. They've allowed rampant abuse so far. Now with this abuse will only be open to the rich and powerful, instead of the poor and slimy. ;)

How long do you think it will take someone to snap up .sex, .xxx, and similar TLDs?

I must say that Canon has been good here. They've been pressing for .canon for a while.

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 07:44 PM »
.xxx was just approved I thought back in June.

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 08:18 PM »
.xxx was just approved I thought back in June.

Could be. I remember some controversy, and the last I heard they were leaning towards denying it.

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 08:25 PM »
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"The decision should soon bring to fruition our six-year effort to create a specific Web address for online adult entertainment, and comes on the heels of an independent review that declared that ICANN's previous decision to deny dot-xxx was wrong," he said.

That's what I thought. Haven't heard anything since before that article.

.sex would be a fantastic TLD for health related information and relationship stuff. If it ever came around to it, I doubt it would get used that way though.

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 08:26 PM »
I will be the first to start a fundraiser to get $185,000 for my own  :P

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 08:27 PM »
Mouser could totally raise money for the .doco tld

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2010, 09:40 PM »
Oh, here's a business plan... Open up .free... Err... maybe not...

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2010, 09:44 PM »
Oh oh oh!!!

.rocks would be fun!

acdc.rocks

So would .sucks.

obama.sucks

The fun you could have! :P

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2010, 09:49 PM »
Imagine all the cool stuff you could do like:

thunderstruck.acdc.onbagpipes.rocks



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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2010, 10:45 PM »
OMG.lol  :D

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2010, 10:59 PM »
Actually, I can see a flood of requests for family names. I certainly wouldn't mind having ryan.smyth. The super common names like .lee, .park, .smith, .jones should be fairly easy to turn into profitable businesses.

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2010, 11:19 PM »
renegade.stfu

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2010, 11:21 PM »
renegade.stfu

:P

Hahahaha~!

Well, I don't think I'd buy that domain. Maybe theresnowayinhellillever.stfu though. :P

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2010, 03:46 AM »
Oh, stop the TLD flood already, for the sake of DOYC.

There's not fscking need for it, it's just as cash cow... now companies will have to buy even more domain names (that they don't plan on using) in order to avoid domain squatters. Oh yeah omglog, you can get some fancy domain names for irc bouncers, but really - whatever.

Btw, am I the only one who thinks the ".xxx" TLD should have been ".cum" instead? :P - and do you reckon we could get away with snatching up the "steve.jobs" domain?

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2010, 05:15 PM »
More likely steve@hand.jobs - with a a redirect to .cum TLD.


After a gratifying 45 second wait of course.




Disclaimer: Yes I know my sense of humour is strange.
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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2010, 06:26 PM »
Or steve@blow.jobs - with a redirect to a web store featuring brightly colored plastic spit cups.

Strange humor v2 - Your move  :D

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2010, 07:20 PM »
Or steve@blow.jobs - with a redirect to a web store featuring brightly colored plastic spit cups.

Strange humor v2 - Your move  :D

I believe the fanboy reaction would be:

NSFW
blow@steve.jobs


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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2010, 07:41 PM »
It does seem a reasonably safe assertion that they would all quickly jump in line for that too...

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2010, 08:17 PM »
Strange humor v2 - Your move  :D

That should have been: Yourmove.creep

It does seem a reasonably safe assertion that they would all quickly jump in line for that too...

Or possibly:

NSFAFB
steve@bend.over


This was a sensible thread until f0dder came along, probably because of the liberal amount of nudity and sex on Scandinavian TV.........I wish I lived there.

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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2010, 08:23 PM »
Strange humor v2 - Your move  :D

That should have been: Yourmove.creep

It does seem a reasonably safe assertion that they would all quickly jump in line for that too...

Or possibly:

This was a sensible thread until f0dder came along, probably because of the liberal amount of nudity and sex on Scandinavian TV.........I wish I lived there.

Hahahah~!

I thought it was more a case of

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steve@bendsyou.over


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Re: ICANN set to open the TLD flood gates
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2010, 08:37 PM »
Apple.God