DOT COM EXPANDS

Just when we got used to websites ending in “.com,” “.org,” “gov.” and “.net” along with 18 other obscure endings, ICANN, the nonprofit group that controls the dot endings, is about to expand the list with 1400 more. The first ones will roll out on April 23.

The most requested new domain is “.app.” Others are “.shop,” “.art” and “.home.”  Amazon wants “.book” but restricted to their use only. There are about a dozen applications for each domain.

Want to try your own Top Level Domain (TLD)?  Well it costs $185,000 to request a new TLD, which is what makes the “dot” ending. Be sure to get your application in early. Some people have complained that $185,000 to apply for a new domain seems a bit high, but those people are just cheapskates.

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