Amazon pays $4.6m for .buy domain suffix


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Who did they buy it from?


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ICANN, I suppose?

Anyway, I don’t like this idea of for-profit companies maintaining control of TLDs. I mean, I guess it’s just because companies can make high bids for them, right?


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There was so much fuss over new TLDs like .xxx and .biz, and I think I’ve only seen either one of them once or twice. I have little confidence other ones will catch on.


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I think the only other one that people were hyped for was .cat, but that’s reserved for Catalonian language related things.


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I’m confused by the back story here. ICANN gets to sell entire domain suffix’ to a “highest bidder”? How is that even legal or defensible? I know, money talks, blah blah blah but was there ever a debate on this? Who said this was okay, and when???


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Well, I wonder how much the suffix .awesome would cost? Or .bollocks perhaps. This could really be fun given time to run with it.


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It took me forever to realize when Warren Ellis kept saying (on his email list or Facebook posts) that he posted daily at “morning.computer” that he meant that quite literally - http://morning.computer is his daily blog site these days.


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