View Full Version : Shake up in URLs - From MSN today

06-27-2008, 02:21 PM
From MSN today. Might be time to 'get creative' with web addresses again. www.corrosive.git or .useless or .***t! :grin:

"The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted in favour of relaxing the tight rules over top level domains such as .com and .co.uk meaning that the internet could have the likes of .sex, .bank and .berlin by 2009.
The vote to loosen rules was always likely to be approved, but in the end a unanimous decision was made to allow a myriad of '.whatevers' starting from next year.
Indeed, anyone will be able to register a domain based on their own name, or whatever they desire, as long as they can show a "business plan and technical capacity"."

06-27-2008, 03:30 PM
Yupp heard about this earlier, it's going to be a ratrace.

06-27-2008, 04:11 PM
Not at the prices they are going to be asking for to register them.
They are quoting $50,000 to $100,000 each.


06-27-2008, 04:32 PM
On top of my head I can come up with a couple tld's that will be worth millions... ;-)

06-27-2008, 04:45 PM
a squatters dream

06-28-2008, 07:48 AM
Yes, what about small businesses. Say I was 'Pete's Plumbing' I would have got away with registering petesplumbing.co.uk, .com and maybe .net to stop people ripping off my name. As it stands now I'd have no chance. Will be interesting times :wink:

06-28-2008, 08:14 AM
'Pete's Plumbing'

is that a gynecologist

06-28-2008, 08:30 AM
'Pete's Plumbing'

is that a gynecologist

Sick, but funny :lol:

06-28-2008, 01:50 PM
Think about all the government agencies that had xxx.gov and everyone bought the xxx.com, .org and so on, shoot Nasa.com was a porn site for a minute, till they figured it out.