Don’t let our suffixes suck.
The Generic top-level domain (gTLD) of “.net” has never done the Internets any good other than to make things confusing. With the “www.” prefix nearly obsolete (OK, I know it’s still got its place — don’t get your geek panties in a bunch), is the ubiquitous “.com” thereby threatened? Probably not, but let’s just go ahead and add the ones we’re clearly missing — while we still can:
>>> First — and most obviously — all porn should be at “.cum”*
>>> (Since class clearly isn’t an issue with my contributions to this blog, go ahead and add “.orgy”)
>>> And if this whole separation of church and state thing is such a big deal, why do we have “.gov” and not “.god”? (Or “.God,” or however.)
>>> For that matter, hippie stuff ought to be “.om”
>>> No worries, hippies — “.eco” is on it’s way. Of course now everything is going to be .effing “.eco” — which is annoying before it’s even begun.
>>> Engineers could use “.cog”
>>> LOTR fan sites — which consume roughly 78 percent of the Internets — could use “.orc”
>>> “.mil” is too close to “nil,” which I don’t think well-represents our servicepeople. While I think “.kill” is kind of bad ass, I can see how that might not go over well with some (never mind the rhyming reference is too easily lost). So why not “.combat” or even “.war” (though sadly that’s become a dirty word, but that’s another conversation…)?
>>> “.museum” and “.travel” already exist (seriously), but need to be put to use.
>>> I can’t think of a thing to play off of “.edu,” which is lame of me…
[*] Because my initial ideas ran out after the “.om” entry — and I always end up researching a little to fact check and ensure I’m not reinventing the wheel — through Wikipedia** I discovered that porn already made a pitch for its own top level domain, with “.xxx,” “.sex” and “.adult.” Initial approval was given to “.xxx” as of June 2010. OK. “.xxx” is a good one. And so is “.sex,” I suppose. Less confusion than “.cum,“ but c’mon guys, dot cum…
[**] Oh and I learned that if this was an “Open Letter” in the style of Jory John and Avery Morrison, I’d need to address it to the Internet Society — which is a real thing that, call me stupid, I had no idea existed.