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News Door opened for new domain name endings

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 20 Jun 2011.

  1. SpaceBaby

    SpaceBaby AKA: Stophon

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    Well from this sounds like it is more likely going to be a branding claim. so it would be something like:

    "www.home.bittech" "www.forums.bittech" "www.reviews.bittech"
    "www.shop.honda" "www.community.honda"
    "www.bank.HSBC"

    so with that there wont be stuff like:

    "www.lol.wtf" www.pwn.you" "www.bank.scam"

    if there is a comity and a lot of paperwork you have to fill out it will be kept to branding products and large companies.
     
  2. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    bittech.cheesecake surely?
     
  3. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    Aren't you all overlooking the shortening effect? Surely the main result would be the conversion of large companies domain names to www.tesco, www.amazon, etc. The main effect would be the removal of the need to type .com after everything. After all www.com already exists and has done for years.

    Otherwise typing www.forums.bittech is exactly the same as typing forums.bittech.com
     
  4. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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  5. tristanperry

    tristanperry Active Member

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    Think it'll fail - like so many of the TLDs which ICANN have introduced.

    This is just another way for the 'not for profit' execs of ICANN (on 6 and 7 figure salaries) to get more money.
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Sounds like it would work better for gay pron
     
  7. TWeaK

    TWeaK Member

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    One question I think we're missing here is who will own the domains? Those who follow news from the West side of the pond might know about the ICE domain seizures, where numerous websites were effectively shut down when the US government pulled the domain names out from under them (some for copywright violations, some for child pornography - the latter caused huge problems for the legitimate businesses whose websites were replaced with a message saying they were affiliated with this).

    The US controls .com, .org and a few others. If new gTLDs are going to pop up left right and centre, who will have jurisdiction over them?
     
  8. SpaceBaby

    SpaceBaby AKA: Stophon

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    I believe that because they will probably only be given to large corporations there will be enforced by the said company which owns it. so then if anything needs to be done about it the enforcement agency of where said company is based will be the ones to do any legal action against them if any will be needed.

    i don't believe these will be open to public.
     
  9. tristanperry

    tristanperry Active Member

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    The US Government would be able to seize (or will try to seize; assuming that the Supreme Court doesn't figure out that whole trivial 'Innocent until proven guilty' thing applies to domain name seizures..) the gTLDs of American based companies. It'd be trickier if it was, say, a Russian gTLD though. They'd probably give it a go though (the FTC do 'wonderfully' try to claim Worldwide jurisdiction, i.e. even for people who aren't American nor who are based in America), although I doubt they'd succeed.

    But yep, the main TLDs (.com, .net, .org) are all handled by a US based company/registrar. So any US based company handling a gTLD will also be liable to America's wonderul 'guilty until proven... lulz, lets ignore that court trial stuff and keep hold of the domain regardless' policy.
     
  10. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    "...new domains will only be provided if ICANN agrees that the company has a legitimate claim."
    Right. What they actually mean is a new domain will only be created if the company's pockets are deep enough.
     
  11. Dosvedagna

    Dosvedagna Justice!

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    bit-tech.canitplaycrysis?
     
  12. Woodlauncher

    Woodlauncher New Member

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    Not sure if I'm following you here.. You very rarely have to type www.. In www.com www is the domain name, try www.www.com

    I'd much rather have to type .com than www before everything!
     
  13. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    In theory the application process should help sort out illegtimate websites, or at least make it easier to track back to the source. If something like www.googl.ecom were to happen it'd be a simple matter of determining who applied for .ecom.

    It certainly would make things a lot easier for companies trying to come up with a creative or organized web presence. Just like SpaceBaby put it, you'll get things like www.shop.honda replacing existing sites such as www.honda.com/shop (I made that up, it 404's).
     
  14. nakchak

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