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    Dot Anything and Everything!

    Well it now looks like if you have enough cash, and fulfil the criteria, you can become a dot anything. For a mere $185,000 you will be able to register your company or locale as a TLD with new rules being setup by ICANN this past week.

    World braces for domain name EXPLOSION ? The Register

    I wonder if that $185k is an annual fee

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    whose got $185k spare for a .edugeek

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    You know you want to - .edugeek
    Or just - .geek
    Actually, I bet .geek would be a nice little earner, off to get a $185k bank loan, oh wait...

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    if microsoft purchased .microsoft. they create a blank A record poing to the webservers, that would meam users could go to http://microsoft/

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    if microsoft purchased .microsoft. they create a blank A record poing to the webservers, that would meam users could go to http://microsoft/
    Ah, of course
    In that case, who wants to join me in a consortium to get .porn, we'll be billionaires with all the people going to http://porn/

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    how about .timelord lol

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    could be interesting to buy .intranet and let the mayhem ensue as everyone enters http://intranet/ and gets my website instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    could be interesting to buy .intranet and let the mayhem ensue as everyone enters http://intranet/ and gets my website instead
    do the same thing but with google. Fill the page full of ads and watch the profit come in!

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    or.. .localhost

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    You guys are the reason there will be manual checking of these registrations!

    P.S. Have started saving for .bofh

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    You guys are the reason there will be manual checking of these registrations!
    Least we're giving some poor sod a job then

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    I personally dont like this idea at all. I am not sure why exactly but it doesnt sit well.
    Google will be fearing it badly, did you know huge amounts of people put "facebook" into the address bar to be taken to a google search result rather then facebook.com, all those search hits just went boom.
    Actually a huge amount of people type edugeek rather then type edugeek.net into the location bar.

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    I don't know how well this is going to scale - there will end up being hundreds of root server records! Imagine the hammering the DNS root servers will take.

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