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Strict rules on top level domain names, such as .com or .uk, may be relaxed. Icann logo
 
According to the BBC, the net could see its biggest transformation in decades if plans to open up the address system are passed. If the laws are relaxed it could mean that companies are able to turn their brands into domain names while individuals could also carve out their own corner of the net. Furthermore, the .XXX domain could see the light of day as a result of the move, although it could yet be blocked as the independent arbitration panel can reject domains based on "morality or public order" grounds.
 
Top level domains are currently limited to individual countries, such as .uk (UK) or .it (Italy), as well as to commerce, .com, and to institutional organisations, such as .net, or .org.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), which acts a sort of regulator for the net, as well as overseeing the domain name system, has been working towards opening up net addresses for the last three years.

The plan would also allow for the new domain names to be internationalised, and so could be written in scripts for Asian and Arabic languages.
 
Dr Paul Twomey, chief executive of Icann,stated that  the application fee to register a domain could be at least several thousand dollars.
 
According to Icann, individuals would be able to register a domain based on their own name or any other string of letters so long as they can show a  "business plan and technical capacity". Companies however, may find their chosen domain names subject to contention and a subsequent bidding war.
 
If there is a dispute, we will try and get the parties together to work it out. But if that fails there will be an auction and the domain will go to the highest bidder.
 
What will the impact be if the rules pertaining to top level domain names are relaxed?
 
Discuss in our forum
 
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19-06-2008, 17:23:27

deathwish
yea it is a welcome post but the posts are switched arround aGeoM should have the first post i beleve :crazy:
and as pseudonym posted before artical was created it whent to the top

19-06-2008, 17:25:46

Toxcity
Oh, I see.. I guess because the forum saw that Pseudonym's post was from 2004 because of the bios change.

Lol, the forums when crazy for a while. Did anyone catch the 200000 odd unread posts?

19-06-2008, 17:27:20

Jim

Oh, I see.. I guess because the forum saw that Pseudonym's post was from 2004 because of the bios change.

Lol, the forums when crazy for a while. Did anyone catch the 200000 odd unread posts?



LOL yeah. PV picked on it pretty much as soon as I got the server up and running, but as I wasn't seeing the problem on my machine I assumed that something was funky with his.

it wasn;t till i got home this evening and so 20k unread posts I thought SH*T

19-06-2008, 17:28:09

Rastalovich
Not to be one to harp on about NewPost searches...

.. but earlier today I took a screenie of me pressing NewPosts and getting a message of w8ing.. 14million seconds !! 213k odd unreads >.<

lol glad everything looks better now.

19-06-2008, 17:30:22

Jim


.. but earlier today I took a screenie of me pressing NewPosts and getting a message of w8ing.. 14million seconds !! 213k odd unreads >.<




We thought 14 million seconds was a good number to deter search spammers :p

19-06-2008, 17:35:07

Toxcity
All I can say is yet another HUGE thank you to Jim, for keeping the site running! :)

19-06-2008, 17:37:24

Rastalovich
Damn straight.

erm, I dunno if u can find it, but I did make a thread during the confusion.. probably dated 01-01-2004 now lol

EDIT: Found it ! http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=23220 - seems there`s a cluster of them there !

19-06-2008, 17:38:25

deathwish
second tox
Back in 2008 ;)

19-06-2008, 18:03:32

nepas
SOOOO have we gone back in time then?if so its time to bring the 939 lanparty out and be the top dog again lol.if everything is sorted then can i delete the rant i made earlier or do i have to wait 4 years for the clock to catch up?lol

hope we dont have any more probs

19-06-2008, 19:29:50

PP Mguire
Lol i was going to post yesterday but decided against it.
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