The focus on this week’s ABC Grandstand was a little more Geek than Sports with ICANN releasing new Top Level Domains TLDs for Reveal Day.

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What is a TLD?

What are they? Top Level Domains like .com, .au, .uk they allow new kinds of web addresses

New Top Level Domains were revealed on Wednesday – Full list of applications available here.

How does that fit for Sports?

Some Sports that applied (at a price tag of $185K)

.AFL

.NBA

.NFL

.MLB

Those missing – NRL, NHL & other missing include social media platforms like .facebook and .twitter

Other sports related TLDs include

.BASKETBALL

.BASEBALL

.SOCCER

.TENNIS (Tennis Australia)

.RUGBY

.GOLF

In preparing for ABC Grandstand I was lucky enough to chat with a “Domain Geek” Josh Rowe (AKA @joshrowe)

 

Sports Geek Medals – The Reveal Day edition

So what new TLDs take out the medals?

Bronze – .SUCKS

3 companies paid $185K to secure this?  Looks like they’ll hold brands hostage to protect their domain ;)

Silver – .LOL

One of a swag of TLDs bought by Google, will be interesting to see how they use it.

Gold – .WTF

No guessing what it stands for but look forward to see what sites use it.  (If your Mum asks it means Welcome to Facebook)

Until next week

Catch it live on Saturday mornings (at 7:40am) when Sean Callanan discuss sports digital with Francis Leach on ABC Grandstand. Tune into ABC Grandstand Breakfast Friday through Monday on ABC Grandstand digital radio.

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