Sunday, June 29, 2008

DNS Changes through ICANN

In case you haven't heard the news, and probably everyone has, ICANN has passed, by unanimous vote, to "relax" the rules that limit the top-level domains. "Relax" is maybe an understatement. The phrase might be "completely rewrite the internet".

To make a long story short, for the low, low price of $50,000 to $100,000, you too can create and own a top level domain (TLD). ANY unused TLD, up to 64 characters. As you might imagine, this will shake things up a little more than when they added .mobile and the other > 3 char names.

We don't have to worry about it until 2009, but it might not hurt to start taking a look at any DNS scripts that rely pre-conceived notions of how domain names should look.