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Old 06-20-2011, 08:22 AM
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ICANN Approves New Top-Level Domains, So Prepare For .Whatever

What?

Read the whole blog post so you will know what's going on right now in the domain world. This is very interesting.

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A handful of not very descriptive top-level domains, such as .com, .net, .org, as well as country-specific TLDs are what the web is currently made of, but this is about to change drastically.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the international authority over top-level domain names, has approved the expansion of generic TLDs which will allow companies and organizations to create domains for their branda (such as .coke) or simply create generic names (such as .car or .green).

The option won’t come cheap, though: The application fee alone is $185,000, and the annual fee is $25,000. Still, we can imagine large corporations spending millions on these very soon. If you’re in the business of...
Continued at: http://mashable.com/2011/06/20/icann-top-level-domains/

Since i don't have that kind of cash in my little piggy bank, i will just pass up on this. lol

Please share your thoughts on this bit of news. Why so darn expensive? lol
 
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:57 AM
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Saw this story in the local paper this morning and thought I would bump this thread for discussion of the topic.

I plan to buy a couple. How about you?
 
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:02 AM
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I don't plan on buying any and could not afford it. Perhaps this is just for the large companies who are trying to brand themselves even more.

I'm pretty sure we will be hearing more news about this throughout this year.
 
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:36 PM
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Looks like you and I are the only ones who care about the topic.

I was so looking forward to scriptman.v7n but it doesn't look like Cricket is buy it for us.
 
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:52 PM
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Looks like you and I are the only ones who care about the topic.

I was so looking forward to scriptman.v7n but it doesn't look like Cricket is buy it for us.
Now that would be a good domain though. It's still to early to tell whether or not this will be a popular thing in the corprate world. I have no clue if my company i work for will get a domain for our company website or not. The CEO's are rich and can afford the fee though.

I'll try to find more info on this in the future.
 
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:54 AM
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It would work for high level multinationals, but us guys and companies that are still starting out are gna have a hard time trying to access something like that. Do you think at some point they might actually consider dropping the price and annual fees?
 
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:42 AM
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Any name for domain extensions!?

So, I learnt that the domain extension may not be restricted to use .edu, .com .. and any name can be used as domain extension.

From when onwards it is going to used by public?



Merged similiar thread. ~V7N mod

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Old 06-22-2011, 04:12 AM
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It would need to be a very large company. I see it being used more by major organizations or groups like youname.realtor, yourname.lawyer or .doctor

I frequently miss the boat so I could be thinking alone over here.
 
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:17 AM
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I do not think this is enough profitable decision, but I think there will be some ways of making money using new TLDs.
 
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:19 PM
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This really is pretty daft. Smaller businesses have no chance of purchasing domains with the new TLDs for such a price. This really is the larger corporations leaning on ICANN so that they can further dominate the market.
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:13 PM
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total wastage of time and money IMHO
 
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total wastage of time and money IMHO
You are of course entitled to your opinion but please explain why you made that statement.
 
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:13 AM
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Wouldn't this make it difficult for visitor to learn the names of website. Nowadays almost everyone is using .com and these domains have become kind of natural .... For me its easier to learn Cocacola.com and Ford.com then cocacola.coke or ford.car or google.searchengine or Facebook.markzukerberg
 
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:50 AM
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The thing is that search engines would most likley have to change some things around. If someone gonna spend a ton of money to setup these domains, they won't want there site ranked below there competitors. lol
 
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:22 AM
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I think this will end up being very niche, unless the cost comes down dramatically. I would say that the .com domain will still end up being the more valuable one, as people are well trained already in expecting a domain to look like this.
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:20 PM
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ICANN Approves New Domains (TLDs)

Here is just more information on this. I may need a huge loan from someone. lol

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The big news last month from ICANN is that .anything domain names, also referred to as generic top-level domains (gTLD) have been approved. This is a huge move for the governing body that has approved 22 TLDs, some of which are rarely used and almost never rank in Google, Yahoo!, or Bing.

Internationalization of domains

These .anything domains bring unprecedented international changes to domains where ASCII, Latin, Chinese, Arabic and other character encoding will finally be possible.

Domains won’t look like domains anymore

The changes alter the familiarity of Toyota.com or Nordstrom.com domain names. I imagine future domains more like corolla.toyota, camry.toyota, shoes.nordstrom, and so on. Notice the missing “http://” and the “www.” For household brands, this shouldn’t be entirely difficult for consumers. However, who will have the rights to .cars and .shoes?

Barriers to .anything domains

Will there be a whole new land grab of domain names? I believe the market will heat up for those interested in charging direct registration fees. Some control is built into the $185,000 consideration fee....
Continued at: http://www.seo.com/blog/internationa...-domains-tlds/
 
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:23 AM
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Dire Straits - Money For Nothing - yeah that's the way to do it

Springs to mind to me

Allow me to explain >

Some more Dire Straits (slightly rewritten LOL)

Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it
You play with names on the Internet.
That ain't working, that's the way you do it
Money for nothing and your clicks for free

.coke $185,000, and the annual fee is $25,000 for ? and page 1 SERPS for Coca Cola (Guaranteed)
.bt. $185,000, and the annual fee is $25,000 for ? and page 1 SERPS for BT (Guaranteed)
.sony $185,000, and the annual fee is $25,000 for ? and page 1 SERPS for Sony (Guaranteed)

Nearly there Jo that's getting on for Half a Million Dollars profit already and we only have 3 sign ups so far

Hang on a mo - this really is money for nothing they all likely already have page 1 SERPS

LOL expensive ways to Brand - no doubt - but who will be the Companies to take the bait and bite first?

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Old 07-07-2011, 05:43 AM
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Dire Straits - Money For Nothing - yeah that's the way to do it

Springs to mind to me

Allow me to explain >

Some more Dire Straits (slightly rewritten LOL)

.coke $185,000, and the annual fee is $25,000 for ? and page 1 SERPS for Coca Cola (Guaranteed)
.bt. $185,000, and the annual fee is $25,000 for ? and page 1 SERPS for BT (Guaranteed)
.sony $185,000, and the annual fee is $25,000 for ? and page 1 SERPS for Sony (Guaranteed)
Well those rankings are not guaranteed at all. Also I think that the general public is going to take a long time to adjust to this. It is well entrenched that a website looks like xxxx.com the tld works well to define the context when someone talks to you also, instantly you know it is a website.
 
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:45 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, people / companies will be able to browse to just the TLD like http://v7n as the url. Or email joeb@v7n even.
 
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:56 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, people / companies will be able to browse to just the TLD like http://v7n as the url. Or email joeb@v7n even.

No, It should be www.something.v7n . replacing the .com. Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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