ICANN, the first person singular ripper-off of Bob The Builder and Barack Obama’s tagline, have announced with a massive drumroll that top level domains are to be deregulated. Having braced themselves for a great swathe of handwringing, gnashing and wailing about the chaos this is bound to cause, they’re probably rather disappointed to find out that it has been met with about the same level of interest as a report on the lifecycle of the Gaboon viper at an Apathetics Anonymous meeting.
You see, it’s all very well to gush about how we’ll all have sites at .sausage or .codswallop, but will it actually make a blind bit of difference? When was the last time anyone actually typed out a full web address instead of just putting ‘wikipedia’ or ‘coprophilia-related blogs’ into the Google search bar? And I have a funny feeling that everyone will just stick to the good old .com in any case, because it’s so ingrained in the web psyche. Even my mum, who once panicked that she was going to be arrested because the computer said it had just performed an illegal operation, knows enough to type in whatever she wants with .com on the end. True, the internet isn’t quite sophisticated enough to deal with
wasnthealsointhattvprogrammewiththatwomanaswell.com but it’s only really a matter of time.
Still, it’s best to keep up with the times, and in the interest of staying a la (Depeche) mode, I’m sure that Very Poor will have its own top level domain name any time soon. Any ideas, folks? Perhaps a simple .blog, or for the nostalgic, .shit . Maybe in an attempt to attract some slightly nearer and slightly less taken eco-girls to the site, he could go for .italianstallion . The world really is your bivalve mollusc.
If anyone has £100,000 kicking around, and fancies buying me www.littlezoe.wench, I’d be much obliged.
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