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The Best New Top-Level Domain Names

By July 1, 2011

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Now that ICANN has approved extending the Internet's top level domain namespace, the possibilities for creative URL are boundless. If you have the large sum of money required to reserve one of these TLDs, you can conceivably name your Web site ".deal" (such as www.real.deal), ".some" (www.awe.some), or even ".ice" (www.be-n.ice). Expect the new names won't start appearing online until sometime in 2012.

What top-level domain name would you most like to own?

See also - The Best Names for Routers and Networks
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July 5, 2011 at 7:39 am
(1) Dashworlds says:

The Best Top Level Domains….But Not For You….

As ICANN won’t even consider applications from individuals or sole proprietorships, effectively ignoring the interests and needs of the majority of Internet users worldwide. Add to this equation non-refundable fees of $185,000 per TLD (plus potentially unlimited annual costs/expenses) and how many new ICANN TLDs will actually be launched?

ICANN’s main aims are to convince Internet users that they’re the only game in town and then try to herd everyone into a tiny part of an otherwise infinite universe. In this respect, ICANN has been quite successful. However, it’s rather like telling people that the only place they can shop on the entire planet is your local Safeway (not that one…the other one) and that really…..really, there’s nowhere else to go. Of course this is sheer nonsense and it’s understandable that people are starting to use Alternatives.

Anyone can now create their own set of Top Level Domains at no cost and without reference to ICANN, simply by opting to register NON-ICANN Dashcom (not Dotcom) domain names. Dashcoms are highly memorable & relevant web addresses such as “business-com”, “music-store”, “basket-ball”. Now available in any language or text, even Facebook Emoticons can be used (eg: musical notes “♫♫-♫♫”).

Here is a part of the Internet that’s totally outside ICANN’s control yet able to exist quite happily alongside it. At present, resolution is via an APP, but new ISP links are coming online to negate that need.

It’s only a matter of time before other new options surface, and none of them will have anything to with ICANN.

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