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09/01/12

Register opens for personalised dots


Applications can be filed from this week for registration of personalised top level domains
There has been some controversy about the opening up of the domain naming system to allow self-administered personalised top level domains, but applications for registration can be filed from this week. It will now be possible, for example, for us to register .LES so that our address could be LES-BI.LES and we could sell off use of .LES to others. Of course it won't be as easy as that. There is a $185,000 fee to pay, administrative procedures have to be set up, and there is a protracted application procedure, which means that it will be 2013 before new domains can go live. But it all promises interesting days ahead in the world of IP rights.