Monday, February 7, 2011

Expanding the .com Bubble

Today from our glorious hometown paper, The Washington Post, comes some interesting news about the generic top-level domain (gTLD) we've all come to know and love so well. According to "Rush is on for custom domain name suffixes" we'll soon be bombarded with a whole slew of new suffixes like .eco, .gay, .republican, .democrat, .teaparty, .advertising, .cola, .music, .toinfinityandbeyond.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN) will start accepting applications from groups, companies, governments, cities, etc. to the tune of $185,000 for these suffixes. There will also be a $25,000 per year maintenance fee domain operators will pay to ICANN.

Personally, I think I'll wait until GoDaddy has .digibec on sale for $12.99.

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