Top 10 New URL Endings For The New Internet

Big news dropped this week that could shake up the internet for better or worse. The agency that administers internet addresses i.e .com, .org, ect. is going to branch out and allow people to make different URL endings.

This is the first time in some 25 years that something like this has happened and it might be the beginning of sub-categorizing the internet.

This got me thinking what are the Top 10 best .whatevers that could help us breakdown the internet and make it easy to find things.

10.) .shop – I’m sure retailers would fight it but I want to know when someone is selling something and this would go a long way into determining that. If your primary internet presence is the sale of goods you’d be thrown in this category.

9.) .pay or .bill – Online bill paying is growing and growing it’d be nice if it had it’s own area.

8.) .money – Closely tied with number 9 .money would be for things like credit cards, banking, potentially retirement accounts and maybe even stock trading sites.

7.) .eat – Pretty self explanatory but restaurants and grocery’s would go under here.

6.) .med – Anything health care.This would really help weed out some of the no legit stuff that floats around out there.

5.) .help – This is a hard one to explain but it’d be nice to know where I can go for specific resources and tutorials

4.) .soc or .social – For the wealth of networking sites that are primarily focused on online interactions

3.) .news – Would love to have news sites have to apply for this tag… we could really weed out sensation journalism online this way and get back to just facts.

2.) .awesome – Basically just for all things Steve Ressler that can be found online

1.) You Guessed It .xxx – Making this tag will cut the internet in half and make it a lot easier to navigate and click on things with out worry.

What are some other URL endings you think should be implemented?

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Jeff Ribeira

So can people make up whatever url they want? It seems like this would make the internet infinitely more confusing. On top of that, how do you get all of the news sites out there to conform to using a .news url if they’re free to chose whatever they want and it’s not regulated in some way? Or .eat for restaurants, etc. etc.? What’s the draw for big companies who already have .coms to change their web address to take advantage of the now infinite ending options?

AJ Malik

Perhaps a new .idea domain: online content, communities, and services exclusively for promoting public information exchange, collaboration, crowd sourcing, innovation, transformation etc., for the good of the public order. When the world puts on it’s thinking cap together, collectively, there is no problem, challenge, nor crisis that is insurmountable.

Melissa Merrell

The bit of information I’ve read on the new convention is that it would cost $185k to apply for one of the new .whatevers. You can see larger companies (.google) doing it, but I wonder what we’ll see with the more general dots. It could be an interesting investment for an individual to purchase .shop or .med and then set-up sublicensing arrangements with business/groups that want that .

will it also make for awkward addresses at first? http://www.pepsi.pepsi? http://www.pepsi? http://www.catchyslogan.pepsi?

Kristy Dalton

This has me SO aggravated! A great idea for all those who like to keep domination of the internet in the hands of the wealthy. The only people and companies who can take advantage of this need $185,000 and hefty annual dues. And there are so many ways to use this in an underhanded way. Will someone buy the .govt domain to confuse people into thinking that they are on an official site?? I bet one of the shady ‘city information’ sites that sell ads will. Then they’ll create a subdomain for each of our cities.

My understanding would be that only the entity who coughs up the dough could have the domain. So company xyz owns the .news domain. Therefore, other news organizations couldn’t use it. Am I wrong about that?

Tom Bullington

I think the hefty price tag ($185K) makes this cost-prohibitive for any organization other than the very largest, who probably don’t need this to begin with. It also seems like this will really confuse the marketplace, which has grown accustomed to .com and a limited number of others.

Thomas Retterbush

Wouldn’t domains like .money, .pay or .bill become targets of scamers, cyber criminals and hackers?

As far as intersting potential domains: .store would be great for online stores, just as .sex or .porn would be good for, well, you know.