Friday , 26 April 2019
Home 4 Internet 4 The Wider Web

The Wider Web

The Wider Web

The internet just got a lot bigger, in July the internet corporation for assigned names and numbers (ICANN) approved a plant that broadly expands the number of top level domain (TLDs), which for now have been restricted to few choice designations.

Then organization approve two major proposals, the first would allow virtually and combination of to 64 characters to be used of non-Latin characters, such as mandarin, to be used to designate TLDs.

Both proposal will create an essentially unlimited number of domain name permutations, such as pcmag.zd or Intel.inside, instead of just the .com .org, or .gov designations that are commonly used today, ICANN says it has already receive interest in a .nyc domain for New York City, among others.

The new domains would be know as ccTLDs, although approval for these measures has yet to be finalized, that should take placed by early 2009, with new domains becoming available by the second quarter of 2009.

The potential here is huge, it represents a whole new way for people to expert themselves on the net, and it’s a massive increase in the real estate of the internet.

Finally, ICANN also approve a rule limiting domain name tasting, a practice that same say abuse the five-day grace period, ICANN allows at the beginning of a domain’s registration, firms have been know to buy the domains in bulk, run test to determine which ones, if any would be profitable and then return the rest for a full refund.

The extreme expansion of domain names could have a significant impact in a few ways; the first is that it could force companies to spend millions to defend themselves against “cybersquatters” more over a trademarked web site will not be automatically reserved, according ICANN, second the additional domains would assure the creation of an internet red light districts, with x.x.x or .sex domain opening up under the new plan, although ICANN can reject domain names on moral or indecency grounds.

Check Also

New Domain names

The first internet domain names using non-Latin characters could be in use as soon as the summer next year, in what has been described as one of the biggest technological changes to the way the internet works since its creating 40 years ago, the internet corporation for assigned names and number (ICANN) has approve plans …

Home on the web

If your are hoping to make money with your blog, having your own web address …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: