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New generic TLDs from ICANN - .CANON .PARIS .WHATEVER .BuyWHY ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I'm slightly perplexed at why the generic TLDs (gTLD) are being expanded.

    This seems more likely to make ICANN money than it does to solve any major problems.

    I read this by ICANN:

    They use fluffy language like:

    3. New gTLDs are a platform for innovation

    ORLLY ?
    like how ?

    I wonder if this can be stopped.

    why does the world need these new TLDs ?

    BTW, anyone want to apply for these with me ?

  2. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    i wonder if we buy .vbulletin or .vb it would mean IB would sue us :p
  3. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    so .xxx is a decade long debate, but .mcdonalds is a no-brainer?
    must have something to do with the $180,000 registration fee.
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  4. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Ultimately Domains will become TLDs. :)
  5. User

    User Well-Known Member

    Doubt this will catch on in any meaningful way. *.com still rules after all these years followed by *.net and .org, the rest are just fringe elements.
  6. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    Well I can't say I was thrilled with the news, but I do think it will have an impact. Though I think the fee is excessive, I think it will help keep this whole thing manageable. There are not going to be a lot of individuals securing TLDs. Only companies building a brand might see a benefit. Also I can see keywords being valuable but I think .com handles that pretty well.

    It will be interesting to see if this confuses the average user.
  7. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    I hope that's a joke. is there a .wtf?
  8. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    There is a bit more to this, the ability to purchase any TLD will come with the following attached:

    Any established public or private organization anywhere in the world can apply to create and operate a new gTLD Registry. Applicants will need to demonstrate the operational, technical and financial capability to run a registry and comply with additional specific requirements.
    This is going to be for the big corporates out there who have the money, desire and patience to run a TLD. Taking on user registrations, invoicing, disputes, infrastructure enhancements etc. I suspect that many will see if they can get a 3rd party (read already a registrar) to host the service.Exciting times ahead imo.
  9. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member



    I don't think it will catch on and it costs WAY too much. We might only see companies like MS, Apple etc.. use it. And even then I don't know how they would?


    I don't know it feels VERY odd. It will take some time getting used too. It might be a way to finally destroy .com/net/org as mainly used extensions.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why would anyone other than McDonalds want a .mcdonalds domain?
    Ditto for Microsoft, Coke, IBM, Apple, etc?

    It's nothing more than a money making exercise for ICANN.
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  11. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    NOt only for ICANN.

    Somebody who have the RIGHTS for some "funny" things, could also make big money with selling domains
  12. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    heh, you watch IB go and buy .xenforo now.
  13. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    herp.derp I like it!
    Just think of all the fun you could have with adding words before .sex :whistle:
  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I already have a 300 line list!
    JVCode and Vodkaholic like this.
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Es.sex ?
    Sus.sex ?
    Wes.sex ?
    Middle.sex ?
    Teapot, JVCode, Lisa and 6 others like this.
  16. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

  17. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    er why do icann still hold control of the world domains? it shouldnt be controlled by one corporation in one country. domains should be controlled by seperate organisation in each region like in europe, africa, asia etc
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Anyone want to buy .SUCKS with me ?

    whatever.com.sucks <--- whoa... it's almost like .SUCKS could be the "SUCKS" version of everything !!!!

    I'm guessing it'll take some serious venture capital to buy .SUCKS !!!
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  19. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I really don't like this idea at all.. At ALL....

    ...but I can totally see how Mega Corps would use their own .domains

    McDonalds would have literally 100s of thousands (not sure how many there are globally, but I bet it is a LOT) of them... each one would want their own .mcdonalds domain along with hundreds of the actual Corporations' internal sites.

    franchise.mcdonalds, findmynearest.mcdonalds, employment.country.mcdonalds, suburb.mcdonalds, suburb.city.country.mcdonalds


    Horrible idea though, all it means is that every website has to buy more and more variants of it's name just to protect it's reputation or brand integrity.
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  20. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    I think thats the point of it all, to open it up to more players when it comes to domains

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