Internet faces radical overhaul with rule changes

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  1. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    For developing countries and countries who don't use the roman alphabet, that's great news, but I don't think I'll make any difference to western countries where it's .com or .co.uk or .de etc.
    How often do you type in a .org or .biz, or .me or .info or .tv?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think, more to the point, it won't matter that much for developed (internet-wise) countries just because there are a thousand ways to navigate to a site that we all use, and the complexity of the domain name isn't that relevant. Yeah, I think Microsoft could convert its domain names, so that it had vista.microsoft and windows.microsoft and xbox.microsoft, but meh? Will it really help anyone reach the net?

    The scripts listed -- Cyrillic, Mandarin, Arabic, and Devanagari, are certainly very important. But even for the developed world, it would seem like there is a lot of business sense in fast tracking Hangul and the Japanese kanas. Plus why not just approve Unicode domain names? Why, when Unicode exists and is widely implemented, continue to discriminate against smaller countries and ethnic groups that use less common alphabets or syllabaries?
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I personally think this will be a boon due to the difficulty is some newer companies finding a hole to get a good Internet address. One example I use is Major League Soccer. Their initials, MLS, would give you www.mls.com. Problem is, that's some big real estate term, so anything and everything was taken (except for MLSNet.com obviously).

    Major League Baseball didn't use MLB.com for awhile until they bought the domain. There are many other companies who are just initials that suffer the same thing since only .com and .net really cover most everything.

    The new domain name extensions will be GREAT. Apple could obviously buy .apple, .mac, .ipod, .iphone, etc. The movie studios can stop giving us stupid Web sites like "spidermanmovie.com" and just do "spiderman.movie." The studios could pay the big bucks for www.desperatehousewives.abc or www.lost.abc.

    I'm liking it. Anything to free up the Internet, which seems to get tied down in red tape a whole lotta the time. In fact, this whole change sorta reminds me of when last decade we were able to name files more than the 8.3 limits we had under old school windows. I can't even imagine doing that at work now when trying to be descriptive with photos. "0401-Chipper hits a homer" or something like that.
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Pssh. If they really want the Internet that badly, LEARN HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH OR GO HOME! :) (jk jk, too much illegal immigrant banter where I live to resist)
     
  5. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    This is a neat idea indeed. Anything to create even more websites and an easier way at identifying pages. The article mentioned .xxx, I actually think this is a great idea because then inside browsers one could block all .xxx addresses very easily and then of course porn sites would all have to switch to .xxx and then adults who wanted porn could get it but it could stay out of the hands of kids (causing less hassle for the porn industry).
     

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