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Appalachian domainers shocked by end of .com era

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A group of domainers high up in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina are making a shocking discovery: it’s not all about the .com domains anymore.

Twin brothers, Bobby Joe O’Hoolsey and Thomas Randy O’Hoolsey were born and raised in the Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Since the late 1990’s the two brothers sold their arts and crafts at local stores and kept online on Geocities and other free stores.

After a recent visit to Asheville, North Carolina, the brothers were told that Geocities is no more, and that the .com is about to be eclipsed.

“I told them there folks buying my wood carved owls that ain’t no matter but what is them there .com gonna be?” said Bobby Joe O’Hoolsey.

“If no more .com then what them gTLD like, .wood, .carved, .leather and .crafts gonna be priced at, cause we’ll be buying them best keywords, I reckon!” exclaimed O’Hoolsey.

The introduction of gTLDs by ICANN appears to be a shocking, yet exciting introduction of new namespace, to the Appalachian entrepreneur artists, who will be investing in domains related to their craft.

Expect more such people to come out of the woods and claim their piece of the Internet, we reckon.


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