In this article we discuss about new and top level domains. Let we start from 16th November in this month ICANN (a company which run the internet domain name system) anticipated a very imported announcement for the internet. They have announced 7 new top level domains (TLDs) for the all over internet.
And now a question arising in your mind that what the main domain name in TLD allowance are like (.com .net .org.) and every country have a specific domain like .com.uk etc. but there are many limitations usually on this. The 7 new top level domains will be worldwide and the first new TLDs to be announced since .com .net and .org, so we can say about that this is a major announcement.
There are following 7 new top level domains are:
• .aero – Aeronautical sites
• .biz – Business sites
• .info – General
• .name – Personal Sites
• .museum – Museums only
• .pro – Professionals (Doctors, Lawyers etc.)
• .coop – Cooperatives
Granting ICANN now decided on these 7 names to try and reduce the pressure on .com domain name, but they are unlikely will ever become wherever near as popular as .com. ICANN has also discuss about what many people are doing blunders when deciding on the names of Domains. And there were several proposals including .web for general sites .kids for child safe sites and .xxx or .sex for adult content sites. In my personnel opinion .web has much better for proposal like .com is now.
I think the choice of TLDs is unpopular so, unfortunately as well as the unpopular choice of TLDs, many of the 7 come with restrictions on them. .aero will cost around $50 and may only be open to aeronautical companies. .biz is priced at the ridiculous price of $2000 for registration and $150 per year renewal fees. .pro will only be available to certified professionals like doctors and lawyers and .museum will only be available to museums. There is very little information on .coop but it will probably only be available to cooperative businesses.
And I think tow are good and popular choice for the new TLDs are .info and .name that are most like .com and will be open anybody with the low price. And you will open on any sites. .name is may be confusing but anyone easily opened at a price of $5. People will only be 3rd level domains name. For example; that if your name was John Smith you would be able to register. But you would not own the .smith.name part. This would be owned by the people running the .name TLD.
But it is not an good thing by the end of ICANN that they are not listen to the public opinion on the something new in TLDs and decided to use 4 names of domain which are unusable to most of the internet users in the world. And due to this weakness many domains names are registered in ICANN but will anyone benefit from it.
Many people will just have to buy their .com domain in .info as well, and most professionals who want a domain name already have a .com.