As you’ve probably seen, nearly 1000 new generic Top Level Domain extensions (gTLDs) are being released in November 2013 (and pre-orders are open now).
gTLDs are the parts of a web address that come after the ‘dot’ e.g. [dot]com, [dot]net and [dot]org.
From November, you will be able to get your hands on extensions more specific extensions like [dot]media, [dot]video, and [dot]agency.
You’ll also be able to apply for some less useful extensions which I’m sure will raise a few eyebrows.
So, for a little fun, here are 10 that I found particularly amusing.
This is the one that scares me the most!
socialmedia.guru? property.guru? marketing.guru?
There is nothing more painful that hearing someone refer to themselves as a guru and now we’re giving these people an opportunity to buy a domain extension like this? Shame on you ICANN, shame!
Really? Can we expect to see tomcruise.exposed? katemoss.exposed?
Without giving anyone any ideas, if you wanted to extract a little revenge on someone, this might come in handy.
Who’s ready for a bit of AdamVincenzini.sexy? No. OK.
This is a another one you could really have some fun with.
The era of prank URLs is here!
I fear for celebrities and athletes when it comes to [dot] fail.
Drug.dealer? (Good one for Jesse Pinkman)
Perhaps art.dealer is what they had in mind when this one was approved.
8 .win / .winners
I wouldn’t be surprised if someone has already snapped up forthe.win or game.winners.
Still feels a little odd.
I couldn’t see [dot]dog or [dot]cat but you’re all set if you own a horse.
I included this one because I just couldn’t understand why or how this one would be used.
I love the interwebz.