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'.Apple,' '.auto' among Internet suffixes proposed


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Japanese web addresses were placed long long ago, but didn't stay for long. No wonder there were not so many applicants for Japanese suffixes.

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I can't help but feel that using something like non-English characters would just be a massive inconvenience to those who don't have those text input methods available/the knowledge of the characters. There are plenty of online businesses in Asia that cater to foreign customers as well and using non-English characters would prevent them from accessing the site easily without having to go through something like Google. This also seems like a huge novelty fad, especially for things like .barefoot. More characters to type and frankly sounds like the business has a 15 year old choosing their web address. I'm sure that we are gradually running out of addresses to use for .com's, but don't most large companies already have standard addresses registered already? Are they all going to switch over? That will certainly cause confusion. How about for .pizza, will Pizza Hut become www.pizzahut.pizza? That just seems ridiculous.

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JT you'd better hurry up and register .Today

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