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Old 03-12-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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Arrow Top Level Domain Names


Hi,

I have just noticed, that there are sites, with top-level-domains of *.am and *.ws and so on. Since none of these domain-extensions seems to be "official", i was wondering if just anybody could start their own top level domain.

This lead me to the question:
"How could one theoretically make one's own tld name and what would be required to do so"

Does anybody know?

THANKS!!
 
Old 03-12-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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The tlds you listed are actually valid. ws is for western samoa and am is for armenia. You can take a look here for more tld country codes.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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Well .am is for Armenia (although some people thing .fm and .am are for radio stations) and .ws is west samoa so they are official.

I think it's still ICANN that proccess new TLDs so in order to get your tld recognised you'd probably need to persuade them it's a good idea or have enough money to fund them for a few years.

Of course, if you run your own dns server and only your machines need to see it then there shouldn't be a problem with you using whatever tld you want, it's just that nobody else will see it.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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Oh i see.

I thought that these names were exclusively for some warez and serial / crack sites. I believed that these sites had their own tlds, so they can get past the trouble of being cancelled all the time.....
 
  


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