Branded Domain Applications Revealed Today – A New Internet Land Grab Begins

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Is a new, bigger-than-ever internet land grab happening?  According to this article at CNET “Here comes the greatest Internet landgrab in history,” and many more below, we’re about to see where a lot of companies are betting hundreds of millions on branded domain extensions.   And the beginning of the slow death of .com’s popularity.

Then again, it could just end up being a giant multi-million dollar flop.  Let’s watch all the fun!

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Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) like these will soon become a reality on the Internet and will work side-by-side with today’s 28 TLDs like .com, .org, .net and more obscure ones like .jobs and .aero. This new program will

 

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