Ever try to register a .com name with any common words or phrases? Almost impossible. It's also getting tougher for .net, .org and a few of the other popular domains.
ICANN--the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (aka the people who get to name the Internet)--knows that we're running out of cool website names. The way to alleviate that is to come up with additional dot-somethings.
Last week, ICANN gave us the list of 1,409 new domain suffixes proposals. Several instituations proposed the adoption of ".music."
Cool, right? Not really. Buzzfeed has this story about why .music might be a bad idea.
"It's a clusterfuck," said Brian Zisk, digital strategist and founder of the SF MusicTech Summit.