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It is one of my all-time favourite episodes of the IT Crowd. It's the one where Roy and Moss let Jen (my namesake) take the...
ICANN, the body that oversees the domain name system around the world, announced some time ago an ambitious expansion of its generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) system. However, the initial application fee for a new gTLD is US$185,000 and there are numerous stringent requirements to be met. So, what is a top level domain and what are the rules?
There are a number of myths and misunderstandings surrounding registering a domain name. The reality is domain registration is just one small step towards interwebs domination, not the end goal. The following myth busters will ensure you go online with eyes open.