Since the internet became popular, almost every webpage has ended with .com, .edu, or .org. Now, some sites are looking to change it up and create new suffixes - and Google wants to be first in line. Google wants to grab not only the up and coming popular suffixes, but get some fun ones like .lol as well. According to CNN, "Google revealed some of the gTLDs it's applied for -- .google, .youtube., .docs and .lol -- in a blog post published on Thursday. The company said last month that it had applied for some new domains, but it didn't go into specifics at that time."
Adding suffixes for brand names is no easy task. Some businesses say having a personal suffix will help ensure their brands legitimacy. For example, HSBC could tell customers that a site isn't legitimate unless it ends in .hsbc. This will also help others to know a site is secure and official. Others, however, think having these types of sites could be confusing. Can you imagine typing www.cnn.cnn in your browser?
As a computer networking student, what do you think?