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The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved an increase in the number of Internet domain name endings, known as generic top-level domains (gTLDs), from the current 22.

As a result of the decision arrived on Monday by the board of directors at a meeting in Singapore, Internet users may start seeing new domain name extensions in addition to the more familiar .com, .org, and .net. The current 22 gTLDs also include some country-level domains such as .uk and .in.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/201...t.html?hpg1=bn
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Internet address names will be able to end with almost any word in any language
So. I could make a domain like www.blahblahblah.blah?
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Originally Posted by SF Times
allowing private companies to replace the generic extensions such as “.com” with their own brand.
This is a little bit ridiculous.

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So. I could make a domain like www.blahblahblah.blah?
For $185,000, apparently.
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So. I could make a domain like www.blahblahblah.blah?
I think you mean http://BobLoblaw.law (thank you arrested development )
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This would be so much win
 
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This is a little bit ridiculous.


For $185,000, apparently.
+ $25k a year
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+ $25k a year
Wow... I mean, to big companies that's nothing, but is it worth it? Is www.support.microsoft better than support.microsoft.com?
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Wow... I mean, to big companies that's nothing, but is it worth it? Is www.support.microsoft better than support.microsoft.com?
Probably not. But think about the possibilities..

If some company registers the extension .help .. thinkof all the awesome domains they could have/sell.
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