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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Your own domain extinsion

    I was wandering if there was somehow a place that like sells extinsions like you can make take this for example: hosting.mcg would there be anybody that provides services like that?

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    Of course there is. And of course it would be a scam. In other words... no, this doesn't exist, but I'm sure someone will try to sell it.

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    Yea, but how did .com, .net and them get started?

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    As you can probably imagine, if we simply had anarchy over domain extensions (TLDs), there would be no way to navigate the Internet.

    See www.iana.org for more information on how the process works.

    The short story is you will not likely be able to add your own domain extension. Sorry.

    The companies that are trying to do so are attempting to convice the world to support an "alternate root" system. This is silly at best, and will result in many people losing lots of money in the process.

    -t
    myOstrich Internet - OpenSRS Domain Names & Digital Certificates
    http://www.myostrich.net

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    Originally posted by thewitt
    As you can probably imagine, if we simply had anarchy over domain extensions (TLDs), there would be no way to navigate the Internet.

    See www.iana.org for more information on how the process works.

    The short story is you will not likely be able to add your own domain extension. Sorry.

    The companies that are trying to do so are attempting to convice the world to support an "alternate root" system. This is silly at best, and will result in many people losing lots of money in the process.

    -t
    Thanks

  6. #6
    Actually you can build your very own domain-name system by
    simply making your own webbrowser (not too hard in Java).
    You just have to build the extension into the browser and make
    the special extension URLs point to normal urls! (not very hard
    either). However this is not very useful, as only you will be using
    your browser (But it is quite interesting).

    Actually you can build a javascript that does almost the same
    thing. The user writes the url in a text field, and are then redirected to a page somewhere (ie the homemade URL
    "www.janne.rules" can be made to point to
    "www.somehost.com/janne").
    This system can actually be used (even if only for fun), I once
    made a frame-using version of it, where the text-field was located
    in the top frame. If only you could make it integrate with all
    browsers in the world....


    /Janne

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