.whatever you want

icann vote

Today a historic change to internet’s domain name system was announced: Big players can now buy their own top level domain. A top level domain is the last few characters at the end of a domain name, like .com or .org or .info. Icann (the organisation that controls domain names) has decided you can now buy your own top level domain (TLD) if you pay over US$ 180,000.

Basically this means you will visit .google instead of google.com

It also means that big companies and countries will look more professional and authoritative then us regular folk who buy cheap .com domains.

“Today’s decision will usher in a new Internet age,” said Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of Icann’s Board of Directors. “We have provided a platform for the next generation of creativity and inspiration.”

I’m curious if this will make .com’s feel old & obsolete or fresh & independent.

via http://www.newrafael.com/com-and-beyond/

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