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Why isn't there a (.)go extension?

Labeled as question in Domain Extensions, started by ThatNameGuy, Dec 30, 2020

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  1. ThatNameGuy

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    personally I like it better than .com and it actually makes more sense. I'm sure there's a simple explanation for it...anyone know the answer?
     
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  2. johnn

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    To prevent some political conflicts:
    BidenMust.GO
    KamalaMust.GO
    TrumpMust.GO
     
  3. ThatNameGuy

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    Great explanation:xf.eek:....your response is one of the very reasons I love this industry. I feel like we're in the entertainment business and you're the entertainment:xf.smile:
     
  4. Goku

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    Perhaps Google might start it? though they do have their own extension.
     
  5. johnn

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  6. ThatNameGuy

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    i new they own .app. is that the extension you're referring to?
     
  7. CraigD

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    Go Go



    I certainly couldn't post the Thai club images that came up during my search ;)
     
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  8. Samer

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    No no; This is another “.sucks”
     
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  9. donnied79

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    Only ccTLD can be .ll, gTLD must be .lll or more
     
  10. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This will only open a can of worms. If they allow .GO then there will be other related extensions pop up:
    .STOP
    .SLOWDOWN
    .SPEEDUP
     
  11. CraigD

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    .ENOUGHALREADY
     
  12. DEVShah

    DEVShah New Member

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    I think the reason is that 2 letter TLD are reserved only for countries. Generic one's have to be 3 letters or more.
     
  13. Rory Ivey

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    I've said the samething years ago on here..lol
    .go is a call to action. If you want to go to amazon..then type amazon.go etc...
     
  14. Berserker

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    Would need to be .goto then...
     
  15. ThatNameGuy

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    I guess that's it because because even .co represents Columbia. I wonder how much it would cost to buy a small Island, call it GoXXXXX then apply for the .go extension. Or just as good, have a small country change it's name to GoXXXXX. Still the question remains....Why:xf.rolleyes:
     
  16. chenzen

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    .no, but let's create a new country named Gorway so that we can have a .go ccTLD.
     
  17. mobilespecialists

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    According to current rules 2-letter are reserved for countries, as some users mentioned. ccTLD naming is based on international standards (ISO norms). So buying an island and claiming it should have it's own ccTLD wuold not necessarily bring much. There would be an immense work to be done, and a land would have to be accepted as a new independent entity. This sometimes happens. Current example would be South Sudan. But it's a complex process with a good reason and it's internationally politically backed.
     
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  18. Freshnam

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    country in central africa gabon can apply as .go but they got .ga i dont think they would ever change their rules
     
  19. HotKey

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    Why isn't there a .go extension?

    The answer is obvious. It would render go.com useless. Thus Disney would go bankrupt. If Disney goes bankrupt, my kids get mad. My kids get mad, my wife does too. Wife gets mad, I go nuts. Then I need to find someplace to go. You ever tried going someplace during a pandemic? So, there it is, in a nutshell. Just don't go there.
     
  20. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    It seems to be a no.go but who knows, maybe Google will turn into a country one day ...
    ... then they can apply for it.

    Seriously spoken (although you can't know - maybe one day Google will actually found its own country), it may have something to do with this:

    Go (computer programming language)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(programming_language)

    The fact that that the URL (note the .go in it)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.go
    redirects to the first mentioned Wikipedia - page
    supports this assumption in my view.
     
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  21. Bob Hawkes

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    I can't lay my hands on the information, but in order for ICANN to consider a country code it has to be approved on some international list, and I suspect the process of trying to get some private island you buy a country is very challenging.

    Clearly some countries lucked in with natural extensions that also mean something, like in, it, us, me, and many others.

    Even for new gTLDs the process of proposing a TLD to ICANN, is both costly and lengthy.

    Bob
     
  22. DigitalRoar

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    Let's make a country and then we can get this extension (y)
     
  23. lock

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    The reason it mathematically equates to not selling 250-500k value to make a profit.
     
  24. ThatNameGuy

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    I think we should call it Goose or Gonad or maybe Gotcha or even Goban. Like Bob Hawkes said the process is costly....minimum 250K, but more like in the millions. Maybe someone from ICANN following this will chime in and provide the skinny on .Go:xf.smile:
     
  25. Bob Hawkes

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    I believe this is the UN group charged with formalization of country names. I did not read all 260 pages, the actual list is in Part 3. ICANN have this report linked from their site. I am sure someone has tried to game the system to get a country code and I expect the UN and ICANN effectively resist it, as they should.
    Bob
     

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