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Ten Top Level Domains We Really Need  (View post)

Jim B [PersonRank 0]

Monday, July 11, 2005
17 years ago

While I personally agree with your intent (who wouldn't like to be able to filter out all the crap) it'll never fly with "the industry" because it is, in effect, negatively labeling the domain holder. And who would want to hold a domain that has a negative perception, at least from a business perspective?

Imagine if you will, your local newspaper dropping a newspaper in your driveway that is composed of a new format consisting of two simple sections. The first is labeled "News" that contains only articles, and the second being labeled "Advertizing" that contains nothing but ads. How many people do you think would read the entire paper versus simply dropping section two in the trash on the way into the house? Yes, a small percentage will probably read the ads, but the reality is that most would dump section two in a hearbeat.

What we really need is to revert back to the original intent of domain registration and actually enforce inclusion requirements in the various TLD's, and do it retroactively. For example, a person should never own a .COM address because they are reserved for COMpanies. Likewise, an ISP should always have a .NET address and never have a .ORG address because those are reserverd for ORGanisations. But try to enforce such a process, especially retroactively, and the lawsuits will fly faster than the space shuttle.

Of course this all came about because registrars became greedy and opened up domain registeration to anyone and everyone without any control whatsoever. And it was to appease the individual's desire to make their presence on the 'net. Once that happened, control was lost, and spammers were given full license to do their work.

We did it to ourselves, folks, and now we can't put the genie back in the bottle.

Kyle Andrew [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

well done, this is going to get lotsa circulation. Its already on the first page of google under search: people search.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Jim, I realize the implications you speak of would be a hurdle, e.g. that a spammer would rarely label himself "spam". Even though we have "[Adv]" for emails. It was more of a humorous attempt. Except probably for .blog ... maybe we'd find a good use for that.

free meds [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

what about .porn so we know exactly what the site is about instead of foolishly clicking....

Katy [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

well, they've just approved .xxx for porn sites...

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