Thursday, June 26, 2008

Firefox 3 Launched

Well, I've really been in "summer vacation" mode recently and missed posting about the launch of Firefox 3. A world record was set for Firefox 3 downloads — over eight million — on 6/17 for the most software downloaded within 24 hours. Check out this screencast of Firefox 3's new features and the download your own copy at:

ICANN Approves Recommendation for New TLDs

ICANN will initiate a process for applications for new top level domain (TLD) names. In addition the current TLDs such as .com, .biz, etc., the press release states, "This proposal allows applicants for new names to self-select their domain name so that choices are most appropriate for their customers or potentially the most marketable."
So, the sky's the limit for creativity here — whether it's a brand-related name (Wouldn't .cola be fun for the soft drink companies?) or a geographically-based name such as .chicago — it's going to be fun to see what new TLDs are proposed.