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Domain Revolution!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by AnImALmoTheR, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. AnImALmoTheR

    AnImALmoTheR Junior Member

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    http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-4-26jun08-en.htm

    Soon you can register domains like http://www.black.hat or maybe http://www.eat.food or how about http://www.get.lost the possibilities seems to be endless?

    I think this will make HUGE changes in the valuation domains today. For example, the domain pizza.com that was sold a couple a weeks ago went for large numbers, but who is going to pay that when you can get a domain like http://www.buy.pizza or something similar..

    What do you think?

    R!

    This is from the link above:

    Frequently asked questions on the process

    1. Are you selling these new names?

    ICANN is not "selling" new top level domain names. There will be a limited application period where any established entity from anywhere in the world can submit an application that will go through an evaluation process. It is anticipated that there will be additional rounds relatively soon after the close of the first application round.

    2. What's to stop others registering my brand name?

    Trademarks will not be automatically reserved. But there will be an objection-based mechanism for trademark owners where their arguments for protection will be considered.

    3. How did this proposal get developed?

    ICANN has a multi-stakeholder policy development process that served as the foundation for the process design. It involved consultation with domain name industry, trade mark attorneys, the business sector, users, governments and technicians.

    4. How will offensive names be prevented?

    Offensive names will be subject to an objection-based process based on public morality and order. This process will be conducted by an international arbitration body utilizing criteria drawing on provisions in a number of international treaties. ICANN will not be the decision maker on these objections.

    5. When will all this happen?

    ICANN is working towards accepting the first applications in the second quarter of 2009.
     
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  2. AnImALmoTheR

    AnImALmoTheR Junior Member

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    It seems that no one thinks this is as HUGE as I do. Suddenly the domain market won't be the same...

    It will affect all the Internet Marketers.

    Instead of being stuck with .com .net .org etc etc you soon are going to be able to register a domain .candy or whatever.

    I do look forward to it...
     
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    i dont see it being offered to the general public anytime soon. As stated, only established entities can acquire this and they need to submit a request which is still subject for approval. Im seeing www.buy.ebay, www.sell.ebay, and www.search.google
     
  4. AnImALmoTheR

    AnImALmoTheR Junior Member

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    Maybe you are right... but it's a step forward...

    It's too soon to say, they clubbed it a couple of days ago. Let's wait and see when they drop the full report.
     
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    satan Newbie

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    This is definitely big news, for sure rakelspektakel.

    You would first need to prove that you have the resources, support, and technical knowledge to manage the DNS servers, as well as an application fee of $50k - $100k to get started, so this isn't for small fries.

    But it still opens up the net to a whole lotta new.ideas ;)
     
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    jaeden BANNED BANNED

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    it isnt necessary to type either of those things when visiting a url. they will never get rid of the http part because you have to be able to specify what protocol you wish your client to use. also, www will never go away since they implimented that stupid www2 shit.
     
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    what www2 shit? Unless I am missing something - and I am not a tech guy by any means. I just always assumed www2 was a mirror server or the likes.
     
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    superman BANNED BANNED

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    Well there is a huge difference between pizza.com from a.pizza.com
    you missing the point of why these domains sell.

    It the simple word that people naturally type in to look at ....

    People will Not naturally type in a.pizza.com
    I have a few of these easy words domains myself like partygamble.com or 140 more domains like esuing.com
    but gamble.com or suing.com still has more value .....
     
  10. AnImALmoTheR

    AnImALmoTheR Junior Member

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    Their have been a few companies that have tried to do extended extentions, like new.net, but .com is just the standard for type-in .. I don't see alot of people typing in free.wii - at least not for awhile.
     
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    this is very cool. but only if it become easy to register .whatever...