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(ABC)   Want your own new domain name suffix? That'll be $185,000 please   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 27
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2014-01-25 08:04:11 PM
You mean if we get 37,000 new TF subscribers, Drew can get a .fark domain? C'mon, people, get sponsoring!
 
2014-01-25 10:49:08 PM
meh
who cares

who types in a URL in the first place?
 
2014-01-25 10:57:29 PM
What's a "suffix"?

You mean a TLD?

/oh for the old days when you had to pass an exam before we let your dumb ass on the internet
 
2014-01-25 10:59:04 PM
someone ring me when .fartbox becomes a real domain extension

/yes, so i can reg www.tonguepunch.fartbox
 
2014-01-25 11:04:53 PM
I think CompuServe had this technology back in 1986.  (Just type in 'apple'...)
 
2014-01-25 11:06:33 PM
clownpenis.fart

this will be real. oh yes.
 
2014-01-25 11:08:18 PM

SuperT: clownpenis.fart

this will be real. oh yes.


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-01-25 11:08:55 PM
Is "<18" already taken?

/uh...just asking for a friend
 
2014-01-25 11:41:30 PM
I own my last name as a .com, .co and .co.uk. Bring it on. Lets see how many more I can get!
 
2014-01-26 12:24:07 AM
The $185,000 buys you exclusive use of whatever .(word) you purchase?  So only Apple will own .apple?
The article said "generic" (and mentioned .sexy and .ninja).  If I want SpawnofCthulhu.sexy, it's $185,000?  or only if I want to completely own every .sexy url?  Or does the person who buys the $185,000 .(word) then get to sell whole web URLs with that .(word) to others?
 
2014-01-26 12:25:50 AM
FTA "The brands are the ones leading the way," she said. "This will enable companies to really experiment and get closer to their customers while extending their brand. It's the future of the Internet."

The future of TLD's is in Googles hands. Pretty pointless owning your own personal TLD when nobody types it in.
 
2014-01-26 12:27:27 AM

Flint Ironstag: I own my last name as a .com, .co and .co.uk. Bring it on. Lets see how many more I can get!


In all seriousness: do you own them, or are you just renting?

If there's a way to secure my last-name-based domain names in a more permanent way than paying every 3 or 9 years (or whatever), I'd love to find out about it.
 
2014-01-26 12:42:47 AM
TFA: "The brands are the ones leading the way," she said. "This will enable companies to really experiment and get closer to their customers while extending their brand. It's the future of the Internet."

Yeah, I will feel so much closer to a company which has an unusable clusterfark of a webpage and the obligatory Facebook and Twitter accounts without knowing what to do with them - all because there'll be an awe-inspiring "www.shiattycompany" or maybe just "http://shiattycompany" instead of "shiattycompany.com" in my browser's address bar or the corner of some billboard.
 
2014-01-26 12:54:59 AM
Spawn_of_Cthulhu
The $185,000 buys you exclusive use of whatever .(word) you purchase? So only Apple will own .apple?
The article said "generic" (and mentioned .sexy and .ninja). If I want SpawnofCthulhu.sexy, it's $185,000? or only if I want to completely own every .sexy url? Or does the person who buys the $185,000 .(word) then get to sell whole web URLs with that .(word) to others?


You'll control .(word) and it's up to you if you use it exclusively or allow others to register .(word) domains.
Though, IIRC, the 185,000 doesn't buy you .(word), it's just the fee you have to pay to get someone at ICANN to have a look at your application for .(word).
 
2014-01-26 01:09:32 AM

tkil: Flint Ironstag: I own my last name as a .com, .co and .co.uk. Bring it on. Lets see how many more I can get!

In all seriousness: do you own them, or are you just renting?

If there's a way to secure my last-name-based domain names in a more permanent way than paying every 3 or 9 years (or whatever), I'd love to find out about it.


I'd say renting, so I do have to renew them every couple of years. But even Google and Facebook only rent their domain names so...
 
2014-01-26 01:37:01 AM
Total.fark
Politics.fark
Geek.fark

Best idea ever
 
2014-01-26 04:22:03 AM
Why isn't this a browser extension? It doesn't need to be anything else. Typing domainname already tries domainname.com first. If you own fart.com, typing clownpenis.fart should already take you there. It's stupid.
 
2014-01-26 07:04:55 AM

mjones71822: Total.fark
Politics.fark
Geek.fark

Best idea ever


Sweet,

cat "127.0.0.1 politics.fark" >> /etc/hosts
 
2014-01-26 08:56:58 AM

Flint Ironstag: I own my last name as a .com, .co and .co.uk. Bring it on. Lets see how many more I can get!


Personally I own <firstname>-<surname>.org and I'm quite happy with just that.  I'm old enough to remember when a .org was only for charities and other non-profit organisations.
 
2014-01-26 09:18:59 AM
FTA: "Leslie Phillips, the head of marketing communications for the consulting firm Fairwinds, said that both Amazon's and Google's involvement is a sign that these new extensions will succeed."

I think it's just as likely that they're hedging their bets because they don't want some random copyright-troll-esque company buying up market.amazon, youtube.google etc. and causing a bunch of confusion and brand damage in the hope that Google and Amazon will pony up heaploads of money to have the domains transferred to them in order to stop the shenanigans.
 
2014-01-26 10:42:42 AM
The luxury brand thing is hilarious.  .gucci??  Their customers are either young, web-savvy, and poor but aspirational, in which case they already know how to find Gucci; or else they are some combination of old, wealthy, and a celebrity, in which case they pay somebody to find Gucci for them.
 
2014-01-26 02:21:30 PM
These are the same jackasses who want to make it much easier to operate phishing domains.
 
2014-01-26 02:49:53 PM
Seems like this might be a subtle form of extortion. If (say) Ford Motor Company doesn't apply for .ford, they might have to be concerned that someone else might use it to weaken their online presence. Or something.

Among the original 1900 applications, Amazon went after 76 different gTLDs, while Google went after 101.

Two companies make up almost 10% of the applications at the start. $18 million in applications for gTLDs. Wow.
 
2014-01-26 02:57:13 PM

AndreMA: These are the same jackasses who want to make it much easier to operate phishing domains.


really? I just got email from my registrar reminding me how big a hissy fit ICAAN would throw if my whois info was false in anyway.
 
2014-01-26 04:20:48 PM
DoctorCal
Among the original 1900 applications, Amazon went after 76 different gTLDs, while Google went after 101.

Two companies make up almost 10% of the applications at the start. $18 million in applications for gTLDs. Wow.


According to the wiki article about gTLDs, there's even some dedicated domain trading company applying for more than both of them combined:


There are several applicants who have submitted new gTLD applications. The major ones are:

Donuts co-founded by Paul Stahura, has the most applications submitting 307 gTLDs[33]
Top Level Domains Holding (TLDH) led by Fred Krueger have applied for 92 gTLDs.[34]
Famous Four Media, co-founded by Iain Roache and Geir Rasmussen, have filed for 57 gTLDs.[35]
Uniregistry headed by its Managing Director Frank Schilling is pursuing 54 gTLDs.[36]
Radix Registry led by its CEO Bhavin Turakhia has filed for 31 gTLDs.[37]
United TLD Holdco led by Richard Rosenblatt have filed for 26 applications to the new gTLD system.[38]

Of the technology giants, Google has filed for 101 new gTLD strings, Amazon comes 2nd with 76 strings, and Microsoft has filed for 11.[39]
 
2014-01-26 06:07:18 PM

The Voice of Doom: DoctorCal
Among the original 1900 applications, Amazon went after 76 different gTLDs, while Google went after 101.

Two companies make up almost 10% of the applications at the start. $18 million in applications for gTLDs. Wow.

According to the wiki article about gTLDs, there's even some dedicated domain trading company applying for more than both of them combined:


There are several applicants who have submitted new gTLD applications. The major ones are:

Donuts co-founded by Paul Stahura, has the most applications submitting 307 gTLDs[33]
Top Level Domains Holding (TLDH) led by Fred Krueger have applied for 92 gTLDs.[34]
Famous Four Media, co-founded by Iain Roache and Geir Rasmussen, have filed for 57 gTLDs.[35]
Uniregistry headed by its Managing Director Frank Schilling is pursuing 54 gTLDs.[36]
Radix Registry led by its CEO Bhavin Turakhia has filed for 31 gTLDs.[37]
United TLD Holdco led by Richard Rosenblatt have filed for 26 applications to the new gTLD system.[38]

Of the technology giants, Google has filed for 101 new gTLD strings, Amazon comes 2nd with 76 strings, and Microsoft has filed for 11.[39]


.elmstreet?
 
2014-01-27 11:07:18 AM
The new TLDs will create synergy between customers and advertisers.
 
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