August 02, 2004

Jeff Jarvis of Buzzmachine notes that one of the proposed new internet domain names is .blogs. He's against, as am I, but it did make me think. Consider these three facts:

  1. The internet is looking to add more domains to relieve nomenclatural congestion.
  2. One reason for the congestion is the huge percentage of crap on the internet.
  3. European soccer leagues ('football', if you prefer) periodically promote the best minor-league teams to the majors, and demote or 'relegate' the worst major-league teams to the minors.

Putting these three facts together, I wonder whether we need a new .crap domain, with some method of relegating the worst websites to it, so they won't keep cluttering up .com, .net, .org, .edu, and the various national domains. I don't imagine many site-owners would move voluntarily.

Note: I'm kidding, though it is fun to think of candidates for relegation.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at August 02, 2004 12:29 PM

How about:



Posted by: charles austin on August 3, 2004 12:03 PM

I'm kidding, though it is fun to think of candidates for relegation.

Regrettably, Hesiod already quit.

Posted by: Dodd on August 3, 2004 02:21 PM

No, it's a bad idea to set up leagues like that. All it would do would be to shift the confusion and mess to another place. Ninety nine per cent of whats on the web now is crap to start with.

Posted by: John on August 3, 2004 11:00 PM

But think of the gold-rush grab for, err, desirable names in the .crap domain:



Posted by: markm on August 4, 2004 12:19 PM


Posted by: Man Mountain Molehill on August 4, 2004 04:31 PM

If there is a .crap TLD, I demand isfullof.crap on general principle.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on August 5, 2004 02:42 PM

The old usenet had an extension for this. Actually, a prefix (alt.) and a suffix (.unmoderated).

Posted by: rvman on August 6, 2004 12:18 PM