The New Top Level Domains Are Here!

By Daniel Scocco

I am not sure if you remember, but a couple of years ago we got the news that ICANN would start selling new top level domain extensions to whoever had $100,000 laying around to buy them.

The discussion about the implications of the change were heated, and many people were skeptic about whether or not those new extensions would see the light of the day.

Well, they have.

The rollout (or delegation, as they call it) is a gradual process, but every day some of these new domain extensions is becoming operative. Here’s the page where you can follow the rollout:

ICANN Delegated Strings

Some curious ones that are already available:
.fail
.cash
.vodka
.guru
.sexy
.tips
.condos
.gratis

In my opinion opening up those new extensions was a terrible idea. But who knows, maybe their effect will be to strengthen the .com even further, as they might create confusion, and when confused people resort to what they are familiar with.




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6 Responses to “The New Top Level Domains Are Here!”

  • Kapil Kumar

    It’s different from blog ideas but thanks at least we should aware about what going on tech world.

    You don’t left any choice for me I must agree with you as you already said that “new extensions was a terrible idea. But who knows, maybe their effect will be to strengthen the .com even further” I think it will create confusion to people as already many extensions are available but still most “.com” is popular or local extension of country like .co.uk, .co.in, .in and so on.

    Let see what happen in future but still most of the people first choice is .com

  • dt

    I think the best her is .guru who came up with this?

  • That Cool Blogger

    I cant seem to phatoom the reason for rolling up this domains but as you have said lets wait and see how this turns out.

  • Priyanka

    I wonder these TLD’s could make it to the .com or .org level or not. However, the ideas doesn’t look good.

  • Hayden Lewis

    Maybe ICANN and FTC have changed their internet policy, in future something weird is coming too.

  • Daniel Lim

    I like .guru, I think that could be a new domain for tutorial web/blog

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