Here are two statements from ICANN’s announcement that they will be opening up registration of top-level domains:
“The potential here is huge. It represents a whole new way for people to express themselves on the Net,” said Dr Twomey.
Yay! I would love to be able to “express myself!” http://messy.78/ here we come!
There will be a limited application period where any established entity from anywhere in the world can submit an application that will go through an evaluation process.
Another thing I realized while reading this is that some day very soon “.com” will be passe… and then shortly afterwards extremely cool and retro.