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Windows 7: ICANN has decided to ban the use of dotless domains


16 Aug 2013   #1
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ICANN has decided to ban the use of dotless domains

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to ban the use of dotless domain names.

In a resolution issued earlier this week, the non-profit organization defined dotless domains to mean "consist of a single label and require the inclusion of, for example, an A, AAAA, or MX, record in the apex of a TLD zone in the DNS."

In plainer terms, this means Internet users won't be seeing Web addresses that look like, "http://insert name here." The basic URL protocol and format remains the same.

ICANN has been revisiting Web address formats for some time now.
Read more at: ICANN has decided to ban the use of dotless domains | ZDNet


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16 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Does that mean the (WWW.) won't be seen any more?
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16 Aug 2013   #3

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Yea I couldn't make heads or tails out of that,
Besides don't fix what's not broken
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18 Aug 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Does that mean the (WWW.) won't be seen any more?
Don't think so - in Japan and some other countries, the www defines a different domain to the plain one and are sold/leased separately.
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