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Nine new web address suffixes, including .bike, .clothing, .singles and .guru, have been made available as the net names system undergoes a radical shake-up.
The new names, formally known as generic top level domains (gTLDs) are currently open only to those with registered trademarks.
They will be open to the general public at the end of January 2014.Nine New gTLDs Rolled Out To Trademark Holders [bbc.co.uk]
The new domain names
are currently open only to those with registered trademarks.... and the internet becomes more commercial yet again, locking regular folks and enthusiasts out.
will the new qTLD impact on searches thus results for potential on the look clients?
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 1:07 pm (utc) on Nov 27, 2013]
That's the thing. Since a trademark is required, as well as a good amount of up front cash, it can be assumed that professional businesses will be the only clients.