They may have meaning but are very similar to .com.
A number of country codes, such as .cm and .co, can result in misguided visitors looking for a .com web address.
Will we see some other domains that could be considered typos push their way through the new top level domain process?
I first thought of this when I wrote about .cpm. An online ad company is trying to trademark the term, which stands for “cost per thousand”.
As readers pointed out to me, .cpm is just one key away from .com on the keyboard.
.CMO is another possible domain that could be applied for an could also be a typo. CMO stands for Chief Marketing Officer.
Both .cpm and .cmo score high for similarity to numerous strings based on ICANN’s sword tool.
The most ironic .com typo would be .con. N is just one letter off from M on the keyboard. But it legitimately could be applied for with the idea of it standing for “conference”.
I suspect there are a lot more examples in non Latin scripts.