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    Question My own created custom DomainName!

    It is possible, if i want to create a domain name .magic or .mobile ? If yes then how ?
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    You would need to convince the Internet Assigned Number Authority to add them to the list of recognised top level domains.

    http://www.iana.org/gtld/gtld.htm

    If it isn't in the above list or a valid two character country abbreviation then the domain name servers wont know where to direct people searching for the site.
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    I would imagine itís neither easy nor cheap to do so.
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    Or write to Al Gore. He invented the internet, no?

    Seriously, there was an IE and Netscape plugin a few years back that 'enabled' some propriatary TLD's. But, the end user had to install it before he could visit any of the sites with those TLD's. Nobody ever did, of course. Actually, .biz was one of them.
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    .biz is an official domain and has been for quite a while.

    Yes, there was a company that set up their own naming convention that required a plugin. What the plugin did was to add their domain name onto the end of the domain name that you thought you were visiting. So if you went to www.joes.music it would actually take you to www.joes.music.new.net but would hide the .new.net on the end of the domain name. I think you had to have your site hosted with them as well in order for it to work and you could only choose between the subdomains that they had chosen to set up within their new.net domain.
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    You'll need lots and lots of money, and then after you spend it there is still no guarentee you'll get your requested ext approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMAAN
    It is possible, if i want to create a domain name .magic or .mobile ? If yes then how ?
    You can register .mobi domains now that are accessible on cell phones. They're a bit more expensive a year I think like $15 or so.

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    They're all assessable on cellphone, at least from the protocol point of view. They all use the http (or https) protocol. Now, depending on what language the site is written in (html, xhtml, wml) and your phone's browser, the site may or may not be able to display well (or at all).

    http://what-is-what.com/what_is/xhtml.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotancohen
    They're all assessable on cellphone, at least from the protocol point of view. They all use the http (or https) protocol. Now, depending on what language the site is written in (html, xhtml, wml) and your phone's browser, the site may or may not be able to display well (or at all).

    http://what-is-what.com/what_is/xhtml.html
    Yea I guess I should have said they're more accessible and better optimized for mobile browsing.

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