New TLDs - anyone taking the plunge

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  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    With the new TLDs slowly rolling out, anyone interested in jumping on them, as opposed to the tried and true (.com/.net/etc)?

    I snagged a .computer one, nothing really major. I have some ideas of what I want to, and how the new TLDs may aide me in that.

    I'm curious as to others feel about them
     
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    maflynn

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    I'm not having a problem with them.
     
  4. jtara macrumors 65816

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    See this post:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1717286

    I tried the URLs shown there, and they indeed fail in the same way as described.

    However, this seems related to the &^%$# combined navigation/search bar.

    In fact, the new TLDs work, as long as you remember to prepend http:// to the URL.

    I suppose you might also be able to just disable search.

    Safari apparently isn't alone on this, and of course results with older browsers will vary:

    http://domainincite.com/11673-apple-google-and-microsoft-still-dont-understand-new-tlds
     
  5. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    I'm aware of that thread, as I posted in there, stating that the url/domain in question correctly resolved for me on OSX and iOS :)

    I'm not saying there's no problems, but this thread is more about who's embracing them, then discussing any problems (which hopefully will be short term).
     
  6. jtara macrumors 65816

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    I think this is going exactly where .biz went - nowhere. (Or, a graveyard for spam and low-quality sites.) There is nothing to embrace - unless you want to embrace consumer confusion.
     

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