The new top level domains (TLDs) recently approved by ICANN are not the best possible.
For the new TLDs and several old TLDs, I propose several changes in nomenclature
only (with no change in registries).
.biz .cor (for corporation)
& .ltd (for partnership)
.edu .ed, or .edn (for educational
.info .lnk (for link)
or .dir (for directory)
or .rpt (for report)
.name .ami (which means "am I")
example, JohnSmith.ami as in the sentence "John Smith am I" (or "I am John Smith").
Notice that all the proposed nomenclatures are three or two letters. This
preserves the naming convention for file extensions that had been carried to the
To prevent confusion with country-codes (CC-TLDs), and to allow for
easy addition of CC-TLDs, I propose that country codes be expanded to four letters,
with a few remaining three or two letters. For example, .usa, .can, .mex (rather
than .us, .ca, .mx). And .tv, .to, .it, .at would be grandfathered in for ten
years (and then opened to general use, with those CC-TLDs becoming .tuv, .ton, .ital,
The nomenclature that I propose herein is a vast improvement
over the current nomenclature. I hope that the ICANN Board of Directors take
this under serious consideration.