Big companies with valuable brands fear they will have to spend time and money buying up every possible domain name
ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. From the BBC article:
A complete overhaul of the way in which people navigate the internet has been given the go-ahead in Paris.
The net’s regulator, Icann, voted unanimously to relax the strict rules on so-called “top-level” domain names, such as .com or .uk.
The decision means that companies could turn brands into web addresses, while individuals could use their names.
Big companies with valuable brands fear they will have to spend time and money buying up every possible domain name – while reaping little gain from the liberalisation of this market.
McAfee found the most dangerous domains to navigate to are .hk, .cn, and .info. Of all .hk sites McAfee tested.
Our domain name is theos.in and TLD is .IN. The letters which follow the final dot of any domain name is called TLD (Top Level Domain Name). Management of top-level domains is handled by the ICANN.
Now McAfee has published the list of most dangerous TLDs in the world used by spammer and to install virus / other dirty stuff on your computer without authorization.
From the article:
McAfee found the most dangerous domains to navigate to are “.hk” (Hong Kong), “.cn” (China) and “.info” (information).
Of all “.hk” sites McAfee tested, it flagged 19.2 percent as dangerous or potentially dangerous to visitors; it flagged 11.8 percent of “.cn” sites and 11.7 percent of “.info” sites that way.
A little more than 5 percent of the sites under the “.com” domain â€” the world’s most popular â€” were identified as dangerous.