Andy

June 13, 2012

Why the new domain-name lottery is a train wreck

When I think of all the new dot-this or dot-that's that are going to be added I think about how long it took to get consumers to type in 'http://' or 'www' and then not type 'www' and how hard it is to say URLs over the phone or on TV. It will be fun to see companies fight over .docs though.

Why the new domain-name lottery is a train wreck

Do we really need addresses that end in .beer or .movie or .pizza? ICANN seems to think that we do — the agency that controls the domain system says it wants to increase competition- but it seems more likely to cause unnecessary chaos and upheaval.