Forget .Me, How About .Ego?

Entrepreneur kicks around idea for .ego top level domain name.

Got a big ego? You might be able to pick up YourName.ego once new top level domain names are released.

A Florida man has filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “.ego” for “Extension of domain names for identification of personal users on a global computer network”.

I contacted David Ways today to see what his plans are for the domain name.

“.Ego encompasses everything about an individual,” explained Ways. “Your ego is your personal identity.”

One possibility is that your .ego site could be a central hub for your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, he explained. He thinks it’s a better TLD for this than .name, for example, since ego encompasses your entire identity.

Ways is in the early stages of planning the top level domain name and is looking for partners.


  1. says

    Seriously? My .tel is my identity, and the nature of it has a much nicer metaphorical model than the Ego! :)

    “It’s as if we’re at the stage where we’re learning that to perform certain important acts the signal doesn’t have to go all the way to the brain and back but can operate by way of the much faster reflexes that only touch the spinal cord.” – Simon Fodden

  2. says

    Yea, yea, yea sure. I think a recurring theme with some of these new extensions will be that they won’t sell enough enough registrations for the registry to be profitable but then a few registrants will actually make a grip of money off their site on the new extension, thus creating a complicated situation. At some point though someone, probably in china, will did a way to run a new tld for almost no cost walmart style then maybe the tld thing will get interesting.

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