Category Archives: Top Level Domains

Amazon’s Many TLD Applications

And typically they will only be used for internal use – no second level domains available to the public. Given that Amazon sell just about everything imaginable, it actually makes sense for them to control .author or .game, and then … Continue reading

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New TLDs – Complete List and Comments

1,930 new gTLD applications from 60 different countries/regions. Big guns Google and Amazon have applied for the most, dozens each. I’ve left out the 100+ that are in foreign character sets. Comments appear alongside those that prompt me: AAA AARP … Continue reading

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Australian Applications for New TLDs

I must admit that some of these seem odd, some seem sensible, and some are extra smart. Here’s the list of every Australian organization that has applied for a new TLD of their own, along with my comments in italics: … Continue reading

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New TLD Applicants PIR and Google

PIR operate the .org domain names. They have applied for .ong and .ngo. By applying for the .ngo and .ong extensions, PIR can continue to work with the global NGO community and expand its service. (The .ong extension is the … Continue reading

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The .xxx Scam Is A Success!

According to AP: 80,000 XXX domains were sold in presale and many companies like Pepsi and Nike lined up to purchase adult domains. The University of Kansas reportedly just paid $3,000 for a variety of XXX URLs. GoDaddy sells them … Continue reading

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.Me Domains Can Be Worth $$$

Here’s an excellent example – sure it would be at the very top end of .me domain sales, but it points out that: if the name makes sense, it can be valuable if a few .me sites become well-known, the … Continue reading

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Myths about the new TLDs

Here are some interesting little factoids about the new TLDs that might clear up any confusions: .info, .name, .mobi, .travel, .jobs and .xxx already exist, and they have not really changed the domain world much at all there is unlikely … Continue reading

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gTLDs for Everyone!

(All you need is $185K for the application fee…) gTLD stands for generic top level domain, and the new domains will be just like a .com or .net, but will be privately owned. The owners could use them purely for … Continue reading

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