by Daniel Scocco, from Daily Blog Tips –

I am not sure if you remember, but a couple of years ago we got the news that ICANN would start selling new top level domain extensions to whoever had $100,000 laying around to buy them.

The discussion about the implications of the change were heated, and many people were skeptic about whether or not those new extensions would see the light of the day.

Well, they have.

The rollout (or delegation, as they call it) is a gradual process, but every day some of these new domain extensions is becoming operative. Here’s the page where you can follow the rollout:

ICANN Delegated Strings

Some curious ones that are already available:

  • .fail
  • .cash
  • .vodka
  • .guru
  • .sexy
  • .tips
  • .condos
  • .gratis

In my opinion opening up those new extensions was a terrible idea. But who knows, maybe their effect will be to strengthen the .com even further, as they might create confusion, and when confused people resort to what they are familiar with.

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