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Windows 7: Coming soon to the Internet: The .whatever address

20 Jun 2011   #1
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Coming soon to the Internet: The .whatever address

Quote:
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A quarter-century after the creation of ".com," the agency that assigns Internet addresses is loosening its rules and allowing suffixes named after brands, hobbies, political causes and just about anything else.

Under guidelines approved Monday, Apple could register addresses ending in ".ipad," Citi and Chase could share ".bank" and environmental groups could go after ".eco." Japan could have ".com" in Japanese.

It's the biggest change to the system of Internet addresses since it was created in 1984.

More than 300 suffixes are available today, but only a handful, such as the familiar ".net" and ".com," are open for general use worldwide. Hundreds of new suffixes could be established by late next year, thousands in years to come.

"This is the start of a whole new phase for the Internet," said Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the California nonprofit organization in charge of Internet addresses.

The novelty addresses will be costly -- $185,000 to apply and $25,000 a year to maintain one. A personal address with a common suffix such as ".com" usually costs less than $10 a year.
*.whatever
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20 Jun 2011   #2
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

cool article. spit them out people, heres mine . poppycock
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20 Jun 2011   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

.ffs
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21 Jun 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

How about .piddlesticks or .wazzocks ? They're just phrases I use, although I don't know where I acquired them.
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21 Jun 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I can foresee problems with this. We will have to be dilligent when entering the suffixes, particularly for sites that currently end in .com, .org, .net, etc. It won't be too long before unscrupulous people take this to their advantage and use a legitimate name, together with a suffix that is only subtly different (.corn, .orrg, .nett) that at a quick glance looks, to all intent and purposes, as the genuine one, but which will, inevitably, take the user to a rogue site if followed.
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21 Jun 2011   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It won't be too long before unscrupulous people take this to their advantage and use a legitimate name, together with a suffix that is only subtly different (.corn, .orrg, .nett) that at a quick glance looks, to all intent and purposes, as the genuine one, but which will, inevitably, take the user to a rogue site if followed.
I can foresee that being a big issue too.
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21 Jun 2011   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

.pillock

Can only be applied to domains registered in Lancashire.

Good insight Dwarf : lots of rogue site re-routing possibilities unfortunately.
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21 Jun 2011   #8
MultiCat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
Quote:
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A quarter-century after the creation of ".com," the agency that assigns Internet addresses is loosening its rules and allowing suffixes named after brands, hobbies, political causes and just about anything else.

Under guidelines approved Monday, Apple could register addresses ending in ".ipad," Citi and Chase could share ".bank" and environmental groups could go after ".eco." Japan could have ".com" in Japanese.

It's the biggest change to the system of Internet addresses since it was created in 1984.

More than 300 suffixes are available today, but only a handful, such as the familiar ".net" and ".com," are open for general use worldwide. Hundreds of new suffixes could be established by late next year, thousands in years to come.

"This is the start of a whole new phase for the Internet," said Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the California nonprofit organization in charge of Internet addresses.

The novelty addresses will be costly -- $185,000 to apply and $25,000 a year to maintain one. A personal address with a common suffix such as ".com" usually costs less than $10 a year.
*.whatever
That's a lot for .crap.

I was thinking about this the other day actually. Imagine having the address www.multi.cat, doesn't seem right without the usual .com/.co.uk/etc.
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21 Jun 2011   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
.pillock

Can only be applied to domains registered in Lancashire.

Good insight Dwarf : lots of rogue site re-routing possibilities unfortunately.
That's another of my phrases.
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21 Jun 2011   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MultiCat View Post
Imagine having the address www.multi.cat, doesn't seem right without the usual .com/.co.uk/etc.
I agree. You could have www.multicat.meow though.
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