Internet agency considers freeing up single-letter domains
— reported by KTRK ABC Channel 13
Although Internet domain names may be getting longer or more complex as Web sites creatively squeeze into the crowded “.com” address space, most single-letter names like “a.com” and “b.com” remain unused.
That may soon change as the Internet’s key oversight agency considers lifting restrictions on the simplest of names.
In response to requests by companies seeking to extend their brands, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will chart a course for single-letter Web addresses as early as this weekend, when the ICANN board meets in Vancouver, British Columbia. Those names could start to appear next year.
So far I’ve seen this headline appear on more than a few blogs. Personally, I know there’s no way I could pick up one of these while they were still available at regular price. Of course, some really enterprising person or company out there is going to make a killing on this. You just know it.