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saw this article yesterday about potential changes to domain names


S.O. Price
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Hi,

 

Check out: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/12/web-is-growing-new-internet-urls-to-include-lol-bank/?test=latestnews

 

In a nutshell, it discusses how there are entities pushing for the domain suffixes to be expanded on in essentially a free for all style. In other words, instead of google.com, how about .google? Or .usa or .bank?

 

I think from a developer standpoint, I don't like the idea of this and I hope it gets shot down. I understand there may need to be an expansion, but I would rather see some standards instituted rather than essentially allowing free style.

 

Software development is complicated enough, what with all the different browsers, languages, etc. out there...It seems like adding non-standard suffixes could potentially add complications somewhere throughout a project.

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Gotta agree, I dont like the idea at all. Nor can I see anyone shelling out for it to be honest. I mean at the end of the day if people are gonna find you easier with a normal domain, why would you pay the extra. Even if your gonna use it after people visit the page, whats the point in the cost.

 

So you could have:

 

forums.Digitize Design

cms.Digitize Design

members.Digitize Design

 

But since people would find you easier your would be better with

 

Digitize Design.net

 

forums.Digitize Design

cms.Digitize Design

members.Digitize Design

 

Since everyone would come in through the main site, what the point in the cost, and as well as that it would then be a pain in the backside with linking your site together on 2 domains.

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I read an article about this too. I'm not sure how I feel about it. My first reaction was heck no. I do think it will add confusing the Internet. I hadn't considered the web development concerns. Unfortunately, many big corporation as spending a lot of money to make sure it happens.

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LOL it is not for small guys. The article says that these domains would cost at least $25000 per year to maintain. I think that ICANN is merely trying to cash in with these domains as big corporations are not averse to having their own domain extensions.

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Hi,

 

Check out: http://www.foxnews.c...test=latestnews

 

In a nutshell, it discusses how there are entities pushing for the domain suffixes to be expanded on in essentially a free for all style. In other words, instead of google.com, how about .google? Or .usa or .bank?

 

I think from a developer standpoint, I don't like the idea of this and I hope it gets shot down. I understand there may need to be an expansion, but I would rather see some standards instituted rather than essentially allowing free style.

 

Software development is complicated enough, what with all the different browsers, languages, etc. out there...It seems like adding non-standard suffixes could potentially add complications somewhere throughout a project.

 

Would it really be that much of a problem? I thought those names are just for human eyes. The computers use another set of numbers to identity a site. And they can always reference a nameserver to get the right site for the right name. Don't really see how it would be that much of a problem.

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Would it really be that much of a problem? I thought those names are just for human eyes. The computers use another set of numbers to identity a site. And they can always reference a nameserver to get the right site for the right name. Don't really see how it would be that much of a problem.

It'll be a problem because everyone* knows www.google.com, www.microsoft.com, www.bbc.co.uk, etc. It's a naming convention that works. Changing that to something like news.bbc, gmail.google or windows8.microsoft would be so far from what everyone is used to. Don't forget, people don't like change.

 

*I know that not every single person in the world knows, but you get my point.

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