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  1. 20 of the Craziest New Top Level Domains We Could Find

    A lot of these are .silly

    Yesterday we told you that more than a thousand new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) would be coming to join .com, .gov, .org, and the few other gTLDs we already use. We went through the list of coming additions and picked out some of our favorites.

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  2. Google Set to Acquire Top Level Domains “.youtube,” “.docs,” and “.lol”

    In a blog post, Google announced that it was participating in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers application process for new top-level domains. You know, the process that is going to make ".geekosystem" into a reality. Though short on details, the post suggests that the company is aiming for some pretty interesting purchases.

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  3. Certain Celebrities are Protected from Having .XXX Domains Named For Them

    As you may or may not be aware, ICANN gave its blessing to the .xxx top-level domain a few months ago which means that before you know it, there are going to be a lot of .xxx domains out there. There will not, however, be a lot of celebrityname.xxx domains out there because a whole bunch of our famous friends have been given protection in the form of permanently reserved domains. For the moment, details are scarce. Neither the list nor the criteria for protection have been publicized, but through some Whois mumbo-jumbo, it's possible to dig up a partial list. It's worth noting that, for the time being, businesses will have to shell out a few hundred bucks for the same protection, but no one seems to know if these celebrity protections are pro bono or the result of a similar insurance purchase. Either way, .xxx domains, while lucrative, have to potential to cause a lot of people a lot of headaches so any anti-cybersquatting measures are a good idea. Partial list of protected domains below.

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