by Trevor Acy
ZDNet News is reporting that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to accept companies to purchase any domain suffix they want.
Some examples given in the article include eBay using .ebay sites or cities such as new york using .nyc. The ICANN plans to offer these specific suffixes at a very high price ($50,000 – $100,000) to keep squatters from buying up what are sure to be wanted addresses. Also trademarked names will only be sold to the holders of the trademark. As far as common words that would be in demand, ICANN says they will continue to “block or reject any domain name that it deems inappropriate for security or moral reasons.” Also in the proposal is the ability to use non-English script in domains.
The possibilities are endless it would seem but it will be interesting to see what gets approved and what doesn’t. I mean they try to stop profanity on vanity plates but I still see where some clever person has used phonics to their advantage and made an inappropriate license tag.
Check out the entire article on ZDNet News
So, what suffixes do you think we will see if this proposal is passed and put into action?