Back in April, Google sent a letter to ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, proposing a dotless domain system that would make use of the gTLDs, generic top-level domains, that Google had applied to manage. The proposal, if accepted, would allow computer users to type in words in their url in order to produce desired search results more quickly.
ICANN shot down the proposal, citing that security and stability issues that dotless domains would cause. They also raised concerns about how dotless domains would screw up HTTPS certifications and proxy-based internal routing.
To make it easier to understand, dotless domains would work by you simply typing in a word like “search/” and hitting enter. You would instantly be taken to your favorite search engine. The same would apply to words like ‘blog’, ‘app’ and ‘cloud’. Google can still create a system; they just have to put a dot in front of everything, e.g. “.search”.
The system won’t be quite as user-friendly or attract as many sites, but it’s still doable. Honestly, I don’t see what the fuss is all about. If someone else understands it a bit better, please explain in the comments below.
Source – PC MagFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Design News, Geeky Stuff, Technology News