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    So those who lost their .mcdonalds email addresses are now Old McDonalds?

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      Back in my day it was just called McDonald’s.

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      It must be noted that this has happened a lot more times if one considers ccTLDs (which are TLDs). In fact, .cs has died twice. Once for Czechoslovakia and once for Serbia-Montenegro https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.cs

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        Indeed. Still see advertisement on trucks, etc. that have email address in the dead .yu zone here in Montenegro. It seems that the transition period of 3 years was too short. On the other hand, .su (for Soviet Union) is still active.

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        tbh TLD as a concept is as alien to end-users as IP address.

        people want to go to facebook, so they try facebook.com because .com is the ‘go-to’ for websites.

        Now whenever i want to order pizza i just google “dominoes” so i can sidestep the domain guessing completely.

        so google is a second level dns system and it’s how the whole thing should work in the first place

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          people want to go to facebook, so they try facebook.com because .com is the ‘go-to’ for websites.

          Probably but in non US countries there is a mix of tlds used. About 50% of websites here will use the ccTLD and there is a good mix of .org and .net used as well as .org.au and .net.au. Also a lot of new websites are using .io and .tv

          But like you said, I doubt many people type domains names anymore and just search the website name.

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            tbh TLD as a concept is as alien to end-users as IP address.

            I agree.

            people want to go to facebook, so they try facebook.com because .com is the ‘go-to’ for websites.

            … in the US.

            Now whenever i want to order pizza i just google “dominoes” so i can sidestep the domain guessing completely.

            You don’t search your app store for a “dominoes” app? 😉