Register Your Generic Top Level Domains

Starting tomorrow you can register your own top-level domain (TLD) name, e.g. http://chris.siems

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the organization that manages website domain suffixes, opened up top-level domains to be whatever the domain owner wants – for a price of course. They will accept applications for these new custom TLDs between January 12 and April 12. ICANN expects that the first batch of new gTLDs will be operational at the beginning of 2013.

The non-refundable price to apply is $185,000. If your domain is accepted you can expect to pay a $25,000 annual maintenance fee.

Like everything new and shiny and expensive, I’ll wait for the price to drop before I register chris.siems.

Source: ICANN Approves Custom Generic Top Level DomainseWeek.com.