English Language is now Officially Dead; Who Sold the Alphabet?
Yes, we knew it would come soon enough. God.com is sold; Love.com - sold... Can't imagine what else is left. I have my name.com - oh wait, that's gone too.
And then the worst just arrived, the full alphabet dot com - yup, sold too! Imagine this if you could: www.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com. Sold to the highest bidder or some English language police? But no, guess what - just another link farm, hack site. So please, don't go there. Seriously, what is wrong with this picture? Who would actually want to buy such a silly domain? Alphabet.com - gone; Englishlanguage.com - disappeared too! I am going to begin searching the dictionary from A to Z to see if humanity can be saved by our own words. Are there any words left in the dictionary that don't have a .com attached? Who ever knew that someone could in fact own the English language or yes, the alphabet? Well, we do now.
While the pen is mightier than the sword, as some scholar once wrote before the web, pen.com and sword.com are now no longer available. So, I guess the web wins; the web kills the pen and the sword. Sounds like another Crusade.
Can't find your own dot com? Well, I guess you could always find something different - .NET, .BIZ... You can usually tell who had a great idea... but unfortunately a little bit behind someone else, when they don't have the .com attached. How disappointing.
Meanwhile, ICANN, the body that coordinates Internet names, is expected to approve the move to add some new special Top Level Domains at a special board meeting in Singapore on Monday. I guess we are running out of combinations of letters and numbers. This will bring into place the .BRAND top level domain. So, if you a big company, then you can be .COKE, .APPLE, .VOLVO, etc. There is a catch of course - just send ICANN $185,000. Don't worry if you are a small business, you can always just wait until... oh wait, that one is sold now too.