Sony, Microsoft Apply For Internet Top Level Domains


Posted June 14, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

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Both Sony and Microsoft have applied for top level internet domains. If the applications are put into place, you might be visiting Majornelson.xbox instead of Majornelson.com.

Befor that happens, though, the applications need to be approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the it costs at least $185,000 to even apply for the top level, so there go my dreams of ".stevejohnson."

Microsoft also applied for .live, .bing, .skype, and .windows, and Sony applied for .sony, and .xperia. Reportedly, Microsoft put up $2.035 million for its 11 name bids, and Sony put up $555K, according to New Statesman.

Other interesting TLD applications include Hasbro international bid for .transformers, that cost them $185,000, and a company named Uniregistry, corp bid on 55 names including .sexy, .hiphop, .christmas, .pizza, .tattoo and .yoga. It cost them $10.175MM.

We'll find out in another 9 to 20 months if the applications went through. That's how long it will take ICANN to evaluate them.


Sony, Microsoft Apply For Internet Top Level Domains


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