Posted on 20 Jun ’11 by Earl
On interesting recent events: With some trepidation I was reading yesterday about the upcoming expansion of the top-level domains on the Internet.
The Board of ICANN today gave final approval to the most dramatic change to the Internet in four decades — allowing the expansion of new Top-Level Domains (TLDs). This monumental decision will allow companies and organizations to turn their own brands into Internet domain extensions (that is .brand) or to create broad generic strings such as .CAR, .SPORTS or .BANK.
While I understand the current naming scheme needed to be revised to increase capacity, these open-door, wild-west changes seem geared more towards greed and money grabbing then any organizational effort. It use to be if you knew a companies name you could make a guess to it’s web site being a “.com” domain…not in the future. It could well be a “.IAMSOCONFUSED” domain. The ICANN is putting this decision in the light of “opening the Internet’s addressing system to the limitless possibilities of the human imagination.” Hummm…yeah, we all know how well that usually works out.
As for this post image, this bloom is an explosion of wild color — fitting for the topic above. This flower was discovered growing in the shadows of a group of trees with one bright ray of light highlighting this single bloom. I did darken the vignette but it was the “pop” of brightness and color which pulled me to this shot.