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Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

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Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

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Note: This episode originally aired in April, 2014.

There are over 120 million websites ending in .com. But a few years ago, a bunch of new domains came online. So instead of .com, .gov or .net, not there's also .ninja, .bike and .cool, too. In all, over a 1000 new top-level domains, as they're called, were added to the list of possible website endings.

Today on the show, what happens when you just create a whole bunch of internet real estate out of nowhere? We meet some of the new land barons with big dreams. And some who wish things would just stay the same.

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