You can create one, but the registries only recognise ones supported by ICANN, so for someone to access yours they would have to install a special plug-in or some such. Several companies have done this including New.net, but it's not very popular.
Is it actually possible to create a top level domain thingy.
I've seen some very strange domain extensions, and I am just curious.
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How would you go about creating a TLD? Wouldn't it be a rather involved process?
If you run your own name servers you could create a domain like:
However, this would not be on the Internet root servers so for someone to be able to view your site using that extension they would need to go into the network settings in Windows and add your name servers to the list of those it ised to resolve domain names.
Its very straightforward and great fun if you want to have a private site between friends.
How would you run your own nameservers? Would you have to have your own web server for that?
You need two unique IP addresses on computers permanently connected to the Internet.
We have rack mounted servers in a Data center for this purpose.
If it was just for fun you could use one name server and run it off a cable modem.
Here is a windows based DNS server you can download:
New.net: They don't do it this way.
They actually issue subdomains and then use a special plug in to remove the end bit from the customers browser address bar.
If you bought gordons.shop from them your real address would be gordons.shop.new.net but with the plug in you could go straight to gordons.shop.
Well, did new.net need to have it's new extensions "OK'd", or did they just make em. Like, could anyone make a TLD, as long as they gave out a plugin to point the new TLD nameservers?
No, they did not get this OK'd by anyone, that is their main USP.
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