O bravenew.world, that has such gTLDs in't!
October 21, 2014 8:00 AM   Subscribe

 
Yes. Those certainly are new generic top-level domains.
posted by truex at 8:07 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


Pretty good! Me, I like butt.holdings and comeonandsl.am.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:11 AM on October 21, 2014 [6 favorites]


That is quite a take on "This Land Is Your Land"-- it sounds like some dude imitating Jeff Tweedy, imitating Woody Guthrie going into anaphylactic shock. And Sonny Terry lost his harmonica, but found an emergency whistle.

I can't wait to hear their version of "Union Maid" with fart sounds.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:15 AM on October 21, 2014


The web is dead. Long live the web!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:21 AM on October 21, 2014


> Pretty good! Me, I like butt.holdings

I own holdontoyourbutts.com. You have no idea how happy this makes me.

no, it doesn't resolve to anything, I'm sorry I'm disappointing
posted by Condroidulations! at 8:32 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


Still waiting for clownpenis.fart.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:32 AM on October 21, 2014 [14 favorites]


weedlord.bonerhitler
posted by truex at 8:39 AM on October 21, 2014 [8 favorites]


I'm confused.

These one-off sites with novel gTLDs are, yeah, funny, but I thought the evaluation process costs six figures (US $185,000 according to ICANN plus a $5K deposit on each gTLD).

What's the point of such high-priced humor?

?!
posted by mistersquid at 8:44 AM on October 21, 2014


Well the evaluation process for the namespace (the registry) costs six figures, but that registry turns around and sells second level domains like Verisign does for .COM/.NET, whatever at a pretty standard rate.
posted by bookwo3107 at 8:52 AM on October 21, 2014


These one-off sites with novel gTLDs are, yeah, funny, but I thought the evaluation process costs six figures (US $185,000 according to ICANN plus a $5K deposit on each gTLD).

What's the point of such high-priced humor?


The $185,000+ fee is to operate that gTLD, not to register a single domain name.
An applicant for a new gTLD is, in fact, applying to create and operate a registry business supporting the Internet's domain name system.
You can recoup your investment by selling registrations to other people. .wang is owned by Zodiac Holdings, which lists registrar partners here - looks like a .wang domain will run you a whole $15/year.
posted by zamboni at 8:58 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


Our dear leader owns photos.by.matt.haughey.taken.witha.camera, matt.cash, tilde.club.is.my.spiritanim.al, matt.fitness, tilde.support, and orcoast.bike. I might have missed something...
posted by zsazsa at 9:11 AM on October 21, 2014 [2 favorites]


> I own holdontoyourbutts.com

I'll give you 1,000,000 buttcoins for it!
posted by Poldo at 9:13 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm pleasantly amused at all the silliness people are creating in the new gTLDs. tilde.club has been a joy and has sparked 10+ clones on various domains, all good spirited.

I wonder if the $5 price is just low enough to encourage more frivolity. I never thought of the $10 price of a .com or whatever as a barrier, but that's the price of lunch whereas .club is the price of a Starbucks. Helps that so many names are available, finding anything to register in .com is a headache. Here's a price list for a bunch of TLDs.

What we really need is a .corn TLD. That'd be hilarious.
posted by Nelson at 9:19 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


Still waiting for clownpenis.fart.

I'm not. That's definitely one of those things that can go ahead and just never happen.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:21 AM on October 21, 2014


Still waiting for clownpenis.fart.

Oh, you mean Dillon/Edwards?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 9:30 AM on October 21, 2014


I'll give you 1,000,000 buttcoins for it!

That's Numberwang
posted by oulipian at 9:33 AM on October 21, 2014 [7 favorites]


Thanks, zamboni.

gTLD versus domain and subdomain. (My question was a product of thinking about this without having fully woken up.)

I, too, love the frivolity!
posted by mistersquid at 9:37 AM on October 21, 2014


Ah, buttcoins. It's funny because butts.
posted by truex at 9:46 AM on October 21, 2014


lmao butts
posted by entropicamericana at 9:47 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


I am the owner of one of these clever domains that use the new gTLDs, and there is a major downside which is not surprising. You will often be unable to register on sites using an email address tied to that domain, because a great many web applications do not understand email addresses that do not end in the more common .com/.net/.org/etc. (No disrespect to Metafilter, but they are one such site. I notified them so it may be fixed now.) I just fall back on a less clever email address when this is the case.
posted by aletheia at 9:59 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


lmao butts

ICANN has scheduled the .lol gTLD auction for 21 January 2015. There'll be several months of Sunrise and Landrush, so you won't be able to register butts.lol for a sane amount until the middle of 2015.
posted by zamboni at 10:33 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


What a sad waste of everything.
posted by Spatch at 11:23 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


It's okay, they use 100% post-consumer recycled pixels.
posted by entropicamericana at 11:33 AM on October 21, 2014 [2 favorites]


Kids these days. It's all about Emoji Domains.
posted by JoeZydeco at 11:41 AM on October 21, 2014


I own holdontoyourbutts.com. You have no idea how happy this makes me.

no, it doesn't resolve to anything, I'm sorry I'm disappointing


Just slap a photo of Samuel L. Jackson on there and call it a day.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:41 PM on October 21, 2014


What we really need is a .corn TLD. That'd be hilarious

I'd register keming.corn but fairly certain I'd be haunted by every dead typographer ever.
posted by a halcyon day at 1:12 PM on October 21, 2014 [12 favorites]


mathowie also has the easy-to-say:
website.dotwebsite.website
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:01 PM on October 21, 2014 [2 favorites]


Rob Malda called from 1997. He wants his schtick back.
posted by entropicamericana at 2:18 PM on October 21, 2014


There's a .gripe tld! metafilter.gripe is apparently unregistered, someone buy it and point it at MetaTalk?
posted by BungaDunga at 8:14 PM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]


Huh. babyseal.club doesn't seem to go anywhere, and eventually times out. So, registered but not live.

I'm surprised that sams.club doesn't resolve either. Walmart is too cheap to buy and redirect that domain? Seems a bit obvious...
posted by RedOrGreen at 12:58 PM on October 22, 2014


So ICANN's big idea is to turn the DNS root server into a fantastically expensive version of Usenet newsgroups circa 1993?
posted by George_Spiggott at 1:16 PM on October 22, 2014 [1 favorite]


How is it possible that there has been a .ni top-level domain for years, but there is nothing at theknightswhosay.ni? This is not the internet I signed up for.
posted by oulipian at 8:30 AM on October 29, 2014


How is it possible that there has been a .ni top-level domain for years, but there is nothing at theknightswhosay.ni?

nic.ni does not currently appear to be registering second level domains. There are a couple for state orgs, like the registry itself. It appears that they did offer second level at some point, but with restrictions:
…the owner must be a company (from any country), also the term to be registered should match the name of the company owner of the domain name.
So you'd have to travel back in time, incorporate The Knights Who Say, Inc, register theknightswhosay.ni, then deal with lawsuits from Monty Python and Theatrical Rights Worldwide, and then you'd have a vaguely funny domain name. But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe you.
posted by zamboni at 8:59 AM on October 29, 2014


Thanks for the thorough explanation! I guess I can always hold out for theknightswhosay.knee
posted by oulipian at 9:55 AM on October 29, 2014


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