Thought for the month
“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Thursday, 30 June 2011
I can be dot grange
Last month the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened the way for 2012 to be the year of .coke .apple and the likes. ICANN have approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of Internet domain name endings, called generic top-level domains (gTLDs), from the current 22, which includes such familiar domains as .com, .org and .net. together with about 250 country-level domains like .uk. Individuals and organisations will be able to set up a website with almost any address if they have a legitimate claim to the domain name and can pay the significant application and registration fees. I guess the $185,000 application fee may delay the dot grange domain a few years.