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You will never be able to own an official .home, .mail or .corp domain name or email address on the public internet.
It means if you have machines called things like storage.home or buildserver.corp on your home or private business network, you can be sure no one will be able to buy domains like storage.home or buildserver.corp, thus sparing you the messy situation of client PCs accidentally connecting to the wrong box, depending on their DNS settings.
It's bad news for phishers and other miscreants, and a relief for network managers.
The decision to axe the trio of dot-words from the public 'net was finally reached by domain-name system overseer ICANN at a recent board meeting, six years after 20 companies paid the organization $185,000 apiece to get hold of the online real estate.
The three dot-words have been officially banned as top-level domains because of the widespread conflicts that DNS experts are certain would result if they were added to the public internet: all three words are used extensively by sysadmins, webmasters, and tech geeks for testing and other systems on internal networks.
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