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Posted on 11 November 2009

dot ecoWe currently have dot-com, dot-net, dot-gov, dot-org, and even dot-biz; next up is dot-eco.  Two groups are currently going toe-to-toe in who is going to manage this new internet domain suffix  One group is in B.C., Vancouver, called Big Room , the other is located in Los Angeles, called Dot Eco.  Do we really need a dot-eco domain?  Nonetheless this will not only serve as a marketing tool for companies who wish to show their “green” side, but hopefully act as a fundraising tool as well.  Revenues generated from the sell of these domain names will go to environmental causes.

There is a small catch.  Once this new domain is launched, they say in 2010, not just anyone will be able to register for it.  In other words, there will be a set of eligibility standards applicants would have to meet.  One idea is having applicants set up a profile outlining their sustainability initiatives.  But this leaves the question, who will verify this?

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Both companies have strong supporters.

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This post was written by:

Arcadia - who has written 58 posts on Green Girls Global Blog.

Arcadia Maximo is the owner of Maximo Construction, a residential construction company who only builds green! She also teaches a "hands-on" construction class at City College of San Francisco, where she is the coordinator of the Citybuild Academy program. She sits on numerous construction boards and is a Certified Green Building Professional and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. Her hobbies include writing, ballet, and fashion!

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Jacob says:

    Hi Arcadia,

    Great question, that’s why we’ve created and posted an accuracy and accountability policy here for public comment: what do you think? Are we on the right track?

    Best, Jacob.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Sign me up when they get a .eco!!!

  3. Arcadia says:

    Hi Jacob,
    Thanks for your response. I think the page for accountability (the link you provided) is a great idea!

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