We’re running out of domain names—what happens when they’re all gone?

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The world is nearly out of good “.com” domain names—and even the fourth circuit of the United States Court of Appeals agrees.

As global internet usage rises, .com naming is going to get more and more complicated. Our languages only contain a finite number of meaningful words, so brand naming is becoming much more than coming up with a unique, snazzy moniker—it also involves knowledge of intellectual property rights, law, and a large of dash of luck.

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U.S. to give up remaining control over the internet


A screen shows a rolling feed of new generic top-Level domain names that have been applied for.

U.S. officials announced plans to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet last week., a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web.



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ICANN reveals new top-level domain name applications


The list includes: .tattoo, .ketchup, and .mormon.

The list of new generic top-level domain names that have been applied for and can then be owned has been revealed by ICANN.  There are 1,930 new domain names –with tech titans like Amazon, Apple, and Google in the mix–and they’re going to change how the Internet works.

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Eight False Promises of the Internet


Great lies continue to be propagated

Futurist Thomas Frey:  In early 2003 I had a conversation with Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of VISA. At the time we were interested in hiring him to be the keynote speaker at our upcoming Future of Money Summit, an event that would take place in November of that year.


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The Race is On to Grab Custom Domain Name Suffixes


The price tag to apply for a custom domain name suffix is only $185,000.

The pillar of the basic Web address – the trusty .com domain – is about to face vast new competition that will dramatically transform the Web as we know it. New Web sites, with more subject-specific, sometimes controversial suffixes, will soon populate the online galaxy, such as .eco, .love, .god, .sport, .gay or .kurd.

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