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MS & Sony Investing A Lot Into New Domain Names
Looks like Microsoft and Sony are getting extremely keen on getting into the race for new top-level domain names. In case you didn't hear, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) started to issue specific domain applications from huge corporations.

Conventional Internet abbreviations such as '.com' and '.net' are being replaced by specific ones. So, according to reports, Microsoft has now allegedly invested $2.035 million in securing domain names such as '.windows' '.xbox' '.bing' and '.skype'. Sony's put down $555k in an effort to grab names like ".sony" and ".xperia". ICANN is asking at least $185,000 just to place a bid on a specific URL.

Meanwhile, the ICANN is taking its time with evaluations, up to 20 months, which is probably when the first examples of these new-fangled URLs are going to emerge.

Yeah, I'm gonna start bidding for ".easymoney" right now.

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Breedy_Mcfluff Jun 14 2012, 01:43 pm EDT
So much money for something that seems so... small.

Whatever, I'm gonna put up my bid for ".dot." It's gonna be a thing.
crimanysakes Jun 14 2012, 02:28 pm EDT
and then you can create a subdomain "dot" and have dot.dot - brilliant!
Alchi Jun 15 2012, 01:52 am EDT
Why would microsoft want to have .windows domain?

Because it's easier to type than .com ?

I don't understand this.
Especially since domains are slowly getting irrelevant.
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