Wednesday, 27th October 2010, 14:00:00
Domain names will "change radically" in 2012 when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opens up the spectrum of suffixes that can be used.
That is according to Jim Hillibish, writing for wickedlocal.com, who predicted that domain names could become more precise and better organised when the changes come into affect.
He added that dot com domains will be replaced by 'google.search' or 'trucks.ford' to make domain names more relevant as well as giving a wider range of possibilities as the current crop of addresses begins to run out.
"The names will be more fun. Right now, domain names only denote commercial, government, education, military and country. There's a lot of ignored culture here.
"A city could buy its own domain name, making domains local. Likewise, a brand name could have its own domain name, further advertising the product," he said.
Businesses looking to develop a presence online could begin to look at how they can maximise the change in regulations.
Top level domain names currently include .com, .net, .biz and .edu among others.
Posted by Henry Thomas
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