Teh Internets Master of Your Domain
posted by June 27 at 13:00 PMon
The AFP says:
Web regulators Thursday voted to allow the creation of thousands of new domain names, from .paris to .Pepsi, in one of the biggest shake-ups in Internet history, a French web official said.
It suggests that domains like .nyc, .berlin, .car, .bank, and .xxx might open up. I think that this might make things a lot more complicated, and also ever-so-slightly segregation-y. (.gay, anyone?). The article suggests that they’ll make an effort to fight cybersquatting, but that honestly sounds a little impossible to me. At the very least, it’s going to be like the vanity plate of the new millennium.