Domain names explained

The web is about to get a little more confusing with the introduction of unique top level domain names, so here's a breakdown of what to expect from the next generation of web addresses.

Prepare for the internet to get much bigger, and possibly more confusing.

Internet suffixes are about to change forever. Instead of .com at the end of email or web addresses, we’ll soon start seeing the like of .home or .blog on our browsers.

One of the points mentioned by iiNet’s operations manager, Roger Yerramsetti when the domain names applications were publically released a fortnight ago, was that it was hard enough for the ISP to get users to adapt to adding .au onto the end of their web addresses.

It makes you wonder how the rest of the world will go about educating the public about their new unique domain name. But we won’t have to worry about that until at least half way through 2013, when the first batch of names are expected to be released onto the web.  

Anyway, today’s infographic plainly outlines some of the stats about the whole domain name application process – nothing confusing here.

It was sourced and created by ARI registry services.