DNS Changes through ICANN

Date June 29, 2008

In case you haven’t heard the news, and probably everyone has, ICANN has passed, by unanimous vote, to “relax” the rules that limit the top-level domains. “Relax” is maybe an understatement. The phrase might be “completely rewrite the internet”.

To make a long story short, for the low, low price of $50,000 to $100,000, you too can create and own a top level domain (TLD). ANY unused TLD, up to 64 characters. As you might imagine, this will shake things up a little more than when they added .mobile and the other > 3 char names.

We don’t have to worry about it until 2009, but it might not hurt to start taking a look at any DNS scripts that rely pre-conceived notions of how domain names should look.

  • Ryan Nedeff

    Looks like we’ll finally get that .xxx TLD after all.

    Other than that, I really can’t see any logic behind opening up TLD’s to the “general” public