Today on Shelly Palmer Digital Living: ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, released a list that details who has applied for new top level domains or TLDs. Big companies like Google and Amazon applied for their own names like .google and .amazon. But that’s not the interesting part. Donuts Inc. applied for 307 generic or gTLDs including .art, .buy and .pictures. This new system will change how domains are purchased and how you visit sites on the Internet. Are you a boutique owner who wants your site to end in .fashion? If the company that purchased .fashion doesn’t want you to have it, you’re out of luck. I read through the list and I’m still not sure how a lot of the new gTLDs will be used, but there’s still fun to be had imagining. Who is going to have a .pizza site? Will internet surfers even bother typing a URL that ends in .afamilycompany? We’ll see soon enough. Visit shellypalmer.com to learn more about it. I’m Shelly Palmer.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 14, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).