Dan Rowinski gives you everything you need to know about the new domain name system. This and more in today's Daily Wrap.
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ICANN opened up registration for new generic Top Level Domains today. Dan Rowinski delves deep to share all that you need to know about this new offering, including the monetary commitment, special restrictions and how this might affect the Internet economy.
There were some passionate reactions in our comments. This one, from SurreyStore, is representative.
SurreyStore -- "Its called Milking money out of people and companies, creating a new thing for people and company to spend money on and it wont really help the internet or its organization; its a useless thing."
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