Today’s New York Times has an article about the elimination of distinction from the top level domains. Back before most Internet users remember, it actually meant something to be a .com, .org, or .net. These days, people just take what’s available. In fact, Network Solutions helpfully suggests registering your domain names in all three TLDs if they’re not taken. At least they aren’t selling domain names in .edu, .mil, and .gov to anyone who wanders by, although the Republicans did try to pull some shenanigans with a .gov domain name not long ago. (If anyone has a pointer to the story I’m referring to, please email it to me.)