About two weeks ago, I asked, Where are the .MOBI sites?. While the .com, .net and .org website addresses are the most common domain name extensions in use on the internet, there are quite a number of others that have been introduced in recent years. For example, .xxx was intended for porn websites. How many porn websites do you know that have taken that up? Yes; me too.
Now, if you run a blog, you can have www.catfish.blog. You can also have .love, .restaurant, .shop, .club, .lawyer, .site, .web, .shopping, .sports and a long list of others. Yes; there is .guru and .freelancer too. So, I could have www.yomi.freelancer. Sigh.
Why am I not generally excited about a lot of these domain extensions? For example, .info has been around for several years, yet very few websites use it. I am sceptical about many of these new extensions working. Some of them are just too long and unwieldy. Example: .restaurant? .freelancer? I really just don’t know.
Still, I can imagine that there will be businesses, individuals and organisations that will find god use for some of them. Tell us: would you like any of the fancy new domain extensions?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.