ICANN Approves Biggest Expansion To Internet Domain Name Space Yet

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gm0n3y

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Holy crap this is a complete game changer for us all. I'm not sure that I like the addition of new characters. How am I supposed to get to a site that uses characters I don't know how to type?
 

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Pretty soon, there will be TLD's that we can't even get to, simply because our OS's native language is unable to produce the character-set or -sets needed to type the blasted thing in! Sheesh! I mean... How do you get to the Chinese-language (traditional) equivalent of ".stinkyfishface"? Really...?
 

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After reading the full press release on the ICANN site its not as drastic as I had first thought. New top level domain requests would have to go through an application process and would generally only be available to large groups (like cities, countries, etc). The question I have is that once say a .nyc top level domain is created, can anybody then go and register their own domain under that (eg tomshardware.nyc) or does the registering group control the use of that top level domain?
 
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