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

16 Aug 2013   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
ICANN has decided to ban the use of dotless domains

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
Layback Bear

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-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

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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