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.tel Coming Soon

CowboyNeal posted more than 9 years ago | from the dot-dot-dot dept.

The Internet 201

GeorgeK writes "ICANN hasn't posted it on their website yet, but according to one of their board members, the .tel top-level domain was approved." notellmo.tel is going to be one of the first domains sold.

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first post ! (-1, Offtopic)

happy (7659) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958418)

5 years waiting for that opportunity ...

Re:first post ! (2, Funny)

rudydog (890388) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958528)

And you wasted it bitch!

Re:first post ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958636)

Wow! He may have wasted it but shit - look at that UID, and look at his posts! First post indeed!

A different pun... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958420)

noaskno.tel

Dibs! (5, Funny)

phantom_programmer (700386) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958422)

I want dontaskdont.tel.

Re:Dibs! (2)

eclectro (227083) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958527)


OK, then I want "showand.tel"

Re:Dibs! (1)

Chicago Wolves (864999) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958661)

please.tel/me/more/about/this/show/and.tel

Re:Dibs! (2, Funny)

ghoti (60903) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958896)

What about tellisnotspelledlike.tel? ;)

Re:Dibs! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958663)

Now you.tel or hospi.tel; your choice!

Re:Dibs! (4, Funny)

cd_serek (681446) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959034)

And if your name is Norman, why not try "batesmo.tel"

I think the military might be interested in... (0, Redundant)

mikeophile (647318) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958423)

dontaskdont.tel

Re:I think the military might be interested in... (0, Redundant)

kingofalaska (885947) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958551)

I want illnever.tel

KoA

Alaska Man Offers Giant Mecha on eBay-With Videos! [blogspot.com]

Re:I think the military might be interested in... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958771)

You have to sign that when you sign up.

First? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958427)

I want to register in.tel.

can it be more lame? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958430)

It seems that people keep breaking protocols of uses for certain things, but then again most of the world uses Windows, so I have nothing to say.

First fucking post.

mo.tel? (1, Troll)

Antarius (542615) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958431)

Mo.tel, eh?

I'm gonna go for kissand.tel - of course, we won't be seeing too many slashdot readers there, eh?

Evil domain to register... (3, Funny)

inflex (123318) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958432)

Win.tel :-)

Wonder who's going to buy me out.

Re:Evil domain to register... (1)

BigZaphod (12942) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958501)

How about Mac.tel? I hear Apple trademarked that recently.

Re: Evil domain to register... (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958550)


> Wonder who's going to buy me out.

You should try to beat the whores to ho.tel too.

Re:Evil domain to register... (2, Informative)

sirdude (578412) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958565)

Words ending in tel [a2zwordfinder.com] .

Re:Evil domain to register... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12959056)

Since Applet will be switching to x86, how about Mac.tel. :D

what's wrong with tel:// (5, Interesting)

OsirisX11 (598587) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958435)

How is this different or better?
Why is the sponsor of .tel the one who gets to make all the rules for it?
This seems highly undemocratic and arbitrarily in favor of a corporation.

Bitches.

.pad is what we need. (2, Interesting)

MikeFM (12491) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958578)

I've been pushing for .pad as it could be for domains that are easy to type from a phone keypad. Thus it can use only letters available as the first press of a given key. A, D, G, J, M, P, T, and W. I wanted to make a non-profit called APT.PAD to sponsor the TLD. I imagine it being something like tinyurl for browsing from phones. Typing long or none-keypad friendly URLs is a pain on most phones.

How about the ever favorite... (0)

Hamster Lover (558288) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959024)

maxi.pad?

Re:what's wrong with tel:// (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958742)

Does it really matter any way? The only thing new domains do is mean their are more arguments when corporation want to own everything to do with their brand.

Re:what's wrong with tel:// (2, Funny)

m4dm4n (888871) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958888)

Really they need to do the .sux tld. With the rule that a company is NOT allowed to buy their own name. :)

Re:what's wrong with tel:// (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12959083)

"He who pays the piper calls the tune." That's the way it is, and that's the way it should be.

sex.tel (3, Funny)

qualico (731143) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958441)

yep, another party line.

Re:sex.tel (2, Funny)

mikeophile (647318) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958456)

and the closely related ho.tel

In other news... (1)

jd (1658) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958443)

The .xxx domain was renamed .telall, the .gov domain was renamed .telsecrets, and Microsoft bought win.tel.

Registration for site (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958445)

Username: slashdot04
P/W: cowboynealass

Move along, nothing to see. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958446)

Soviet Slashdot, the Post Firsts You.

woohoo (-1, Offtopic)

joNDoty (774185) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958453)

Alright, 11 replies and nothing worth modding up. I challenge somebody to actually make intelligent conversation out of this article.

Re:woohoo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958477)

Good job in not breaking the trend with your own comment.

Re:woohoo (0, Offtopic)

joNDoty (774185) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958503)

right back atcha

Re:woohoo (0, Offtopic)

fatted (777789) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958483)

I once had 3 bananas and an apple!

Re:woohoo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958600)

GIGO

Since we're throwing out names.... (1)

Bill_Royle (639563) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958455)

hos.tel

Re:Since we're throwing out names.... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958706)

how about just a simple
grep "tel$" /usr/share/dict/words | sed 's/tel$/.tel/' ;)

What next? (1)

rudydog (890388) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958462)

Whats next .sex .foo .poo .pee? I know this is stupid...

notellmo.tel? (4, Funny)

jemfinch (94833) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958469)

Forget notellmo.tel. in.tel is going to be the first domain sold.

Jeremy

Re:notellmo.tel? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958676)

Uhh, you're about 7 posts too late with that one. Shame on you, stealing the anonymouse cowards limelight.

Re:notellmo.tel? (1)

slashdot.org (321932) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958707)

Forget notellmo.tel. in.tel is going to be the first domain sold.

That's right, and in.tel.sucks is going to be the second! Woohoo!! Right? Right guys?!

Re:notellmo.tel? (1)

ThePhilips (752041) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959192)

Gosh. That's great idea for TLD!
".sucks"!

ms.sucks
compaq.sucks
apple.sucks
everything. sucks
it.sucks
gov.sucks
mil.sucks
sommer.suck s
winter.sucks
binladen.sucks
lukashenko.sucks
and so on.

I was first. Where can I apply for the domain? ;-)

P.S. I have had about twenty websites with names "www.${brand}sucks.com". Why not to unite user communities under one roof?

Re:notellmo.tel? (1)

Arielholic (196983) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958722)

Followed by mac.tel, I think.

Purpose? (3, Insightful)

SkiifGeek (702936) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958470)

Is this designed just to be another money maker, or is it actually designed to be useful?

With the .xxx TLD, the consensus seemed to be that the .com TLD would still reign supreme, but the only real use would be a complete TLD for filtering companies to block. It seems like this might be headed the same way.

Surely domain squatters will soon rush the registrar with registration of names suggested like win.tel, mo.tel, nor.tel, and so on, which would really defeat the purpose of a specialised .tel TLD if they could be registered.

Re:Purpose? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958652)

If ICANN had any interest in providing useful TLDs, we'd have had .film (Or .movie, or .mov, or whatever) and .music (Or .mus or..you get the idea) so that the studios would stop polluting the entire .com TLD with endless variations of www.thereallycoolmovie2.com Instead we get .aero, .coop, .museum and .tel

Has anyone seen a .aero, .coop or .museum TLD in the wild yet? Was one barely usable TLD (.int) not enough or something, ICANN?

Re:Purpose? (1)

imthesponge (621107) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958746)

Re:Purpose? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958778)

Yeah, now have you looked at any of those sites? When I said "In the wild", I didn't mean "You can find them if you search Google".

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:int [google.com] gives 27,700,000 results. That's more than the entire .aero, .coop & .museum gTLD's combined, by a factor of about 27. I have never, once, seen a link to site in any of those four gTLDs. They exist (I never claimed the didn't), but they generally exist simply to exist; purposless and unloved. None of those sites ever needed to go in their own gTLD. The numbers speak for themselves; just over 100,000 .musuem results from Google. What was the fucking point?

Re:Purpose? (1)

GraemeDonaldson (826049) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958770)

There's a budget airline in South Africa: http://www.1time.aero/ [1time.aero] .

Re:Purpose? (1)

KlaymenDK (713149) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958934)

This should be a reply to (your own?) grandchild-post, but anyway...

http://nato.int/ [nato.int]
http://eu.int/ [eu.int] ... & various other international goings-on that are, roughly speaking, more established than (open source) ".org"s.

Enough suggestions al'eady! (3, Insightful)

nmoog (701216) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958472)

All of the hilarious domains are substantially less funny when you pronounce the dot. win dot tel? I dont geddit?

Re:Enough suggestions al'eady! (4, Funny)

cujo_1111 (627504) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958648)

Same thing happens to /. when you tell someone to have a look...

Person 1: 'Go to slashdot dot org'
Person 2: 'Is that one dot or two?'
P1: 'Just one dot'
P2: 'Ok then. Wait a sec, slash dot org doesn't work...'
P1: 'No, it is slashdot dot org, not slash dot org'
P2: 'I'll try again. Nope slash dot dot org doesn't work either.'
P1: Head explodes

Re:Enough suggestions al'eady! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958805)

You missed half the joke. The full address is "h t t p colon slash slash slash dot dot org".

Re:Enough suggestions al'eady! (2, Funny)

Skater (41976) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959046)

Try explaining the URL of the US's Dept of Transportation sometime... "dot dot dot gov"

price according to real cost: any chance ? (1)

free2 (851653) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958474)

Will we ever get a domain with a price the same order than the associated cost (adding a small line in a database that is then cached by the ISP servers)

Re:price according to real cost: any chance ? (4, Informative)

Jason1729 (561790) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958601)

Try here [eu.org] for free domains on the .eu.org second level domain.

You're never going to get a second level for free because ICANN takes a $6 cut from each one, but there are countless domain name owners who offer free or cheap subdomains.

ICANN takes 6$ for what service ? (1)

free2 (851653) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958761)

ICANN takes a $6 cut from each one 6$ for what service ?

First sugar hill gang post... (3, Funny)

3.5 stripes (578410) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958475)

hotelmo.tel holiday inn, and if you keep on acting up, I'll just fuck your friend..

ok, doesn't work.

Is it too early for me to reserve... (1)

Mori Chu (737710) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958484)

ssh.dont.tel ?

or perhaps...

dont.ask.dont.tel ?

8ep? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958487)

of business an3 was

Are certain regulatory bodies receiving kickbacks? (2, Funny)

mikeophile (647318) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958500)

ICANN.tel

CHE4P C0C4!NE!!! (2, Funny)

TheStonepedo (885845) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958508)

car.tel

for italians (1)

lbolla (714031) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959225)

guglielmo.tel

helpful tool (2, Informative)

songofthephoenix (858004) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958518)

If you are looking for words that suite that top level domain use a crossword solver to get word matches.
This one: http://www.oneacross.com/ [oneacross.com] is my favourite.

i.e ???tel returns cartel, pastel etc

dibs (1, Redundant)

nilbog (732352) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958520)

I got dibs on in.tel

More usage ideas (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958530)

The swiss will want william.tel
Racketeer capitalists will want car.tel
CIA will want In-Q.tel
The jews will want aviv.tel
The chipmaker will want in.tel.
The other chipmaker will want betterthan-in.tel, cheaperthan-in.tel and fasterthan-in.tel, etc.
In Hungary "tel" means winter so a few local ski holiday organizers will likely want to get the domain.

Abolish TLDs (5, Insightful)

k98sven (324383) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958537)

Another TLD.. Who-hoo.

Isn't it time they get rid of them instead? They don't have any meaning anymore. They just create a hassle when you have to remember if that site was '.org' or '.net' or '.com' or whatever.

And this in turn does nothing but generate business for domain-squatters anyway.

The internet is too big nowadays for tacking-on a TLD to provide unique identification. And 'solving' that by creating more TLDs only aggrevates the problem.

And de facto most people are using Google or some other search engine anyway. Guessing at the domain name just doesn't work as well as it once did.

Re:Abolish TLDs (3, Interesting)

pe1chl (90186) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958625)

I fully agree. Everyone should be able to register immediately at the top level. Why type "google.com" when "google" is sufficient?

Hierarchical domain names were once invented to structure things, and to avoid name clashes by subdividing the namespace and allow the same name to be registered in different TLDs.
But there has not been enough active management of the namespace in the early days (providing TLDs as required by increasing name registration demand), and also the market has shown that it does not understand the mechanism. Instead of registering under an appropriate TLD, it has become commonplace to register in as many places as possible.

As the entire mechanism has already been defeated, why bother to make minor changes now it is much too late?

Re:Abolish TLDs (1)

spectrum- (158197) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959153)

[i]Why type "google.com" when "google" is sufficient?[/i]

Well here's some examples. Taking google first, Google already has tld's customized to various countries around the world. I use google.ie because it has features that relate to me.

Also what about words like "government". I'm pretty sure that has a different meaning depending on where you are in the world. As it stands, most .com's and other earlier tld's related/default to USA-centric sites. I just tried government.com and guess what greets me - an American flag. The world is a bigger place and TLD's are needed to reflect those differences.

Re:Abolish TLDs (3, Insightful)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958688)

Isn't it time they get rid of them instead? They don't have any meaning anymore.

Not quite. I think the CCTLDs are necessary and useful. Also .gov and .gov.cctld. Maybe edu. The rest by the lack of enforcement of any conditions have just become a scam to deceive surfers and fleece companies by forcing them to pay or be squatted by a look-alike or worse. No porn site is going to exclusively use .xxx, no telephone company is exclusively going to use .tel.

Re:Abolish TLDs (1)

eneville (745111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959264)

there is use to cc slds, for instance, in the uk, we have variants onthe .coms as .co.uk, which offer a uk perspective on the global .com, for instance. google.co.uk and google.com are slightly different, the searches can be limited to the uk. there is no reason why there can't be a uk.google.com.

i like the cc's, and im sure djb likes cr.yp.to.

ahh the possibilities.... (1)

guardiangod (880192) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958544)

I got sue by Intel [intel.com] for using in.tel .

Norman, are you there?! (2, Funny)

DJ Wipeout (139210) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958557)

bates.mo.tel.

list of names i want (1)

howman (170527) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958563)

Ma.tel
ho.tel
k.tel
Q.tel
one.tel
car.tel
chat.tel
hos.tel
lin.tel
man.tel
pas.tel
and the ever famous imgonna.tel

Ohh Yeah (1)

kristopher (723047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958616)

hospi.tel

Political statement in what it does NOT do (4, Interesting)

hta (7593) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958635)

If ICANN has accepted this request, it is a very subtle political statement. Check out section 15.1.1 of the application - "Avoiding established addressing systems and regulations" - it promises NOT to try to put phone numbers in the .tel domain.
Other .tel proposals have suggested exactly that, and this has had ITU in a tizzy.
By registering this utterly useless .tel TLD, ICANN is making a statement that it will not create TLDs that say up front that they're out to upset the ITU national regulators' club and its telephone numbers fun-and-games.
I'm neither surprised nor unhappy. .tel as described is utterly useless, but the other proposed usages of .tel had a potential to cause damage in addition to being useless.

To make money.... (1)

NubKnacker (787274) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958637)

...register Bech.tel.

When are we gonna get... (2, Funny)

exley (221867) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958670)

... a .fart toplevel domain? Because I really want to register clownpenis.fart -- the last name available on the internet.

Quote of the Day (2, Informative)

obender (546976) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958681)

Ad astra per aspera. [To the stars by aspiration.]

AFAIK aspera does not mean aspiration, it means roughness, difficulties.

I want... (1)

ValiantSoul (801152) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958684)

Mac.tel!!! And a big logo of an apple breaking through a window

For all the couch potatoes out there (1)

Captain DaFt (755254) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958691)

sittingonmy.tel
And the obvious comeback:
moveyer.tel
Of course most of you probably think these ideas are a:
paininthe.tel
so I'll stop now.

fu3ker (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958695)

Why the hierarchy? (1)

metalmaniac1759 (600176) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958714)

Can't this entire TLD business be eliminated altogether. Why can't there be free form hostnames - I think we've come across a long way to build nameservers & client libraries to support it. It will be a big hassle, but it could be pigyybacked with IPv6 and deployed along with it.

So we could have websites like: http://intel.inside/ [intel.inside] OR http://intel-inside/ [intel-inside] (who needs dots other than http://slash./ [slash.] )

It could work better for branding as well!

Nandz.

Re:Why the hierarchy? (2, Insightful)

seti (74097) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958726)

The whole point of the TLD system is to have distributed authorities for various branches in the tree. The system you suggest would require exactly one authority to manage everything (including dns updates).

Re:Why the hierarchy? (1)

metalmaniac1759 (600176) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958731)

Not exactly. Don't you think the entire system as implemented currently is overly simplified?

All the domain->IP address mapping can be stored in hash tables and depending on certain criteria (probably geographical location of hosts) portions of the hash table can be distributed.

Nandz.

Hello ICANN, what are you thinking? (2, Informative)

sipmeister (615618) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958732)

After reading the application for .tel by Telnic, the company applying to run .tel, I'm still puzzled why ICANN would allow this TLD. Is their idea to compartmentalize the Domain namespace by TLD? So the domain juegos.tel is my phone address, while juegos.xxx hosts my private porn collection? One explanation by Telnic why .tel is needed is, that people already have too many addresses to remember (home phone, mobile, work, fax, email, IM etc.). But it's totally unclear how .tel would fix this. For Internet communications, there is already the addressing provided by SIP (the protocol used for VoIP signalling). And SIP uses a URI, just like an email address. So there really is no need to introduce another TLD, just to indicate, hey, you can call me with this. With a SIP URI, one can actually use a regular email address for making calls, sending IMs etc. And it solves exactly the problem described by Telnic, too many addresses, by converging everything into a single URI. Please, no whining that you can't enter a URI on your phones keypad. Millions of people are sending SMSs every day, and they have no problem whatsoever typing text on a numberpad. .tel looks like just another stupid money making scheme. With the chairman of Telnic being the former CEO of Telefonica, the spanish incumbent, why am I not surprised that this is happening?

Extensions (1)

Arthur B. (806360) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958738)

I don't get it, why are they so hard in accepting such and such extension... I mean, I understand that some protection is needed for .edu or national extensions, but why prevent people to register domainname.whatevertheywant as long as whatevertheywant isn't too close too something else to prevent fishing. Extensions 3 letters could be allowed to be whatever people want them to be. Also, now, with the predominance of search engine, who really care about the domain name. My parents won't understand the concept of an URL and whenever they see a site advertised by it's domain name they think it's meant to be typed into google (sad but heck, it works). Maybe AOL as evil and stupid and lusers oriented they are was right with keywords. Normal people might not be up to the task of understanding an URL.

Re:Extensions (1)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959190)

Unfortunately there's a ton of software and databases that probably cant handle that. Kind of like the Y2K bug except in this day there's no excuse. Also, if your going to let people have any TLD then what's the point of a TLD??? Why not just get rid of the whole concept? I think restricted TLDs are actually very useful, I can generally trust that camden.gov.uk is my local council's website (spoofing aside) and the same with anything else .gov. Individual countries can be free to set their own rules for their own TLDs which is a good thing and you could use this to set up TLDs that are guaranteed safe for kids without doing any kind of censorship or unfair treatment.

in.tel? (1)

Agarax (864558) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958752)

in.tel?

Holy shit ...

I have just passed into the realm of supernerddom.

Like blue-ghost shit, but without Yoda.

what? nobody yet said... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958776)

in.tel? =)

others:
william.tel (yeah I know. not spelled right)
mat.tel
frac.tel (yeah I know. not spelled right)

why should TLDs be approved by anyone? (1)

master_p (608214) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958790)

Why isn't there complete freedom to use whatever one likes?

Re:why should TLDs be approved by anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958847)

When it comes to domain names i think the whole thing has become out of control.

When you have national domains ie .co.uk and also specific is com ( company ) org ( organisation ) etc why didn't they ever put domain names in some order rather than everyone registering any format they wish.

I detest people/companies who register hundreds of domains and have not use for them just to make a profit or people who get a domain name and put a ( coming soon or domain parked for .....) .

the rule should be If you buy a domain use it within six months or lose it . because end of the day hording domains doesn't help the internet community grow or contribute anything.

bouncingboobiesandfreebeer.tel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958842)

yeah, it doesn't make sense. But you wish you thought of it first, didn't you?

world.phonebook.tel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12958872)

In the name of suggestions, why not

http://world.phonebook.tel/555-141414


Where the 555-[insert your phreaking phoneno# or email or whatever] would lead to your page with all the contact info you'd wanna post on the 'net?
- Investment money to create the site, anyone? (Yup, the 1-2-3 .com-Profit! applies on the .tel aswell ;)

Well, huzzah.... (2, Insightful)

Mac Degger (576336) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958932)

Ok....it's TLD soup now. With just a few TLD's, it was usefull to have them regulated. But by now there's just a couple too many of them (you gotta try [companyyou'retryingtoreach].com/net/org/biz/tv/in fo/xxx/tel/[countrycode] and hope you get the correct one). I think now it's gone far enough that arbitrary [maybe 3/4 character limited] TLD's wouldn't cloud the already clouded situation.

In this cluttered TLD-age, why not have www.[yourname].[surname]?

Answer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12959093)

Because You don't want to put too much load on the DNS ROOT Servers !!!!!

~AC

Some Background (1)

Joel Rowbottom (89350) | more than 9 years ago | (#12958936)

ISTR that there were a pile of them already "reserved" by telcos the world over by .tel and this is how they got them on-side.

I think the .tv guys were involved too.

(caveat: I did some work for the 2001 proposal in a former life, and have no knowledge of what's happened since then, so this may be complete bollocks now).

hoe.tel please (1)

nihaopaul (782885) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959002)

want a hoe? and a ho*tel?

how about we register the TLD .all (1)

Senor_Programmer (876714) | more than 9 years ago | (#12959131)

and set up a frww cooperatively run registry?

Dibs on y.all !
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