By: Alex Thomas
Google, a company that already controls much of the internet and has a long history (NSA connections aplenty) of recording and tracking users throughout the internet, has applied to control 101 different web domain suffixes including .mom, .kid, .book, and many more.
This would enable Google to literally control large sections of internet traffic, further putting control of the internet into the hands of the internet search engine giant.
An article in the Washington Post confirmed that Google, and Amazon to a smaller extent, are actively seeking to control the once free internet.
Amazon and Google are staking claims to large swaths of the Internet under a new system for labeling Web domains, bolstering their ability to control traffic as the Web expands beyond the realms of “.com,” “.gov” and “.org.”The fact that the application fee for one of these web domain suffixes is over 180,00 dollars just goes to show that the U.S. government and multinational companies are literally attempting to control your movements through the internet.
A slate of roughly 2,000 new Web suffixes, including “.app” and “.sex,” was revealed Wednesday by the nonprofit organization tasked with regulating domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
The group announced last year that it would take applications for new domain names to foster growth and competition online.
The new domains are scheduled to go into effect next year.
In the future this could cause widespread problems with advertisers and companies having to pay large sums to defend against counterfeits using domain suffixes such as .grocery.
If Google and Amazon eventually own almost 200 full domain suffixes they would possibly be able to control who has a website with that suffix, deny their competitors a domain name, and have the ability to fully track every user that is on any website with said domain suffix.
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