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Internet names get a huge boost (must read)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by d4pp3r, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. d4pp3r

    d4pp3r Junior Member

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    A massive new store of potential internet domain names is to be released based on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes, in the system's biggest shake-up since it started 26 years ago.
    Anyone with the 185,000 dollars (£115,000) to apply can petition next year for new updates to ".com" and ".net" with suffixes using nearly any word in any language, including in Arabic, Chinese and other scripts.
    The move was decided by international watchdogs, the internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided at a meeting in Singapore.
    "This is the start of a whole new phase for the internet," said Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of ICANN's board of directors. "Unless there is a good reason to restrain it, innovation should be allowed to run free."
    ICANN's decision culminates six years of negotiations and is the biggest change to the system since ".com" made its debut in 1984. High-profile entertainment, consumer goods and financial services companies will likely be among the first to apply for their own domain name in a bid to protect their brands, experts said.
    "It will allow corporations to better take control of their brands," said Theo Hnarakis, chief executive of Melbourne IT, which manages online brands for clients such as Volvo, LEGO and GlaxoSmithKline. "For example, .apple or .ipad would take customers right to those products."
    There are currently 290 country suffixes, such as ".jp" for Japan and ".fr" for France, which often are restricted to groups or individuals with a presence in the countries, and 22 open names that include recent additions ".tel" for telecommunications and ".xxx" for pornography.
    Analysts said they expect between 500 to 1,000 new domain names, mostly companies and products, but also cities and generic names such as .bank or .hotel. Groups have formed to back ".sport" for sporting sites, and two conservationist groups separately are seeking the right to operate an ".eco" suffix.
    The application process is arduous and meant to prevent scammers from grabbing valuable domain names. ICANN will receive applications for new domains for 90 days from January 12.


    credit to msn
     
  2. supahsmooth

    supahsmooth Junior Member

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    what the hell are they doiing. It is already a big mess in the domain name business and now the make it even worse.
     
  3. d4pp3r

    d4pp3r Junior Member

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    i think if u make one like ww.mywebsite.anything then most people who use computer might think its a scam if there not sure how domains work
     
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  4. crashed

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    Is it just egotistical to consider registering .crashed :D
     
  5. Hydro

    Hydro BANNED BANNED

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    lol.wtf
     
  6. 0_inspiration

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    This is going to be interesting, seems almost as though search engines could just decide that anyone without one of these domains is spam (otherwise they'd have the money to buy one of these super expensive domains :p), and then devalue everyone but corperations...

    BAM internet as we know it is dead and it gets carved up like network television...

    Hell they don't even have to go that far if you think about it, just assign more weight to these domains and the algorithm will force the little-man down to the bottom of the results... Best make the most of the net while it lasts people lol