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Barry Schwartz writes "Many of you already saw the article from the Wall Street Journal named Web Domains Could Expand Broadly Under New Plan.

If not, in short it says, the company that manages the domain names, ICANN, said they will be offering a plan for companies and organizations to purchase their own TLD (top level domain). A told level domain is the .com or .net or .co.il portion of the domain name. So www.cartoonbarry.com’s TLD is the .com. Now, I do not own the .com portion, I own the cartoonbarry portion."
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from KenJones 2246 Days ago #
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Sounds like a good idea, if only to stop Jason Gambert getting hold of .seo

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from cre8pc 2246 Days ago #
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Perception is everything.  Just because a site ends with .seo doesn’t automatically equate to credibility or expertise.  Same as .com doesn’t automatically mean the business is authentic.  With the bad reputation SEO has, I’d have to think about being judged and sorted by industry rather than personal expertise, skills, business reputation, etc.

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from onreact 2246 Days ago #
Votes: 2

Until then you can manipulate htacces to get something like domain.com/page.seo :-)

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from matthewdiehl 2246 Days ago #
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keep in mind SEO doesn’t only stand for Search Engine Optimization: http://www.acronymfinder.com/SEO.html

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from rustybrick 2246 Days ago #
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That is why we most own it Matthew! ;-)

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from jconnors888 2246 Days ago #
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Hi, I new to all this but... has the question not been answered somewhat by some of the other domains that are available at the moment.I remember all the fuss about .cc when it came out and the rush to buy them. The same happened with a few others like .to and .tv.I’m not an authority on this type of thing, but is the .com culture too ingrained in the minds of the average internet user to change now and will it not lead to greater confusion as to where to go to get what you want? At the moment the choice is in real terms fairly limited i.e. .com, .net, .org and country domains like .co.uk, .de, .ie etc - not .us as much though.Anyway - thats my two cents worth. Hope I havent offended anybody!

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from losangelesinternetmarketing 2240 Days ago #
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Interesting concept :) I’m still wrapping my head around the .me domains - which have a tremendous potential. I’m not that enamored of the .seo extension, unless it’s turned into a "you need to be accredited by xxx organization" to own the .seo domain. I don’t think it will give the company using it additional branding value. The only value is that you could get a domain you couldn’t buy otherwise.

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