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Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:49 pm

 
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Re: Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm

Not surprising. ICANN opened up the ability to purchase TLDs a few years back. There were fears that trademarked names would be bought by individuals other than those who own the registered trademark.

http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Int ... protection
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Re: Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:05 pm

If it's going to be that free-form I wonder why bother keeping domain names hierarchial anymore.

It could just be:
http://google/search/
http://microsoft.beta.downloads/
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Re: Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:16 pm

Because DNS is hierarchical.
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Re: Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:22 pm

maps.google would be fine, for example

heck you can get yourname.pizza if you want to, so I don't see why not allow a .google

.com, .org etc are special cases, the commonly accepted / popularized tlds. Technically you can make com.google, but it doesn't make sense to, it doesn't have the same meaning. i.e. google being a child of the .com tld
 
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Re: Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm

Ignorant stupid question here: if you buy a TLD do you decide who can make child entries? Does Google have full, autonomous control over the .google TLD?
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Re: Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:44 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Ignorant stupid question here: if you buy a TLD do you decide who can make child entries? Does Google have full, autonomous control over the .google TLD?

I would assume that to be the case, but we all know ...
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Re: Did you know there's a .google TLD?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:36 pm

My employer owns a TLD. Makes it a real pain to sign up for things with my work email, because lots of online forms don't accept it as a valid email address.

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