Earlier this week, brand new top level domain name .RIP was launched for general availability by registry Rightside. The idea for .RIP is to “offer a new way for friends and family members to memories and pay their respects to lost loved ones.”
A little under 400 names have been registered so far according to nTLDstats.com but it seems most of the folks outside of our little industry thought it was a hoax or early April’s fools joke:
What? It is not April 1st? Does that mean the .rip domain is real? If so I’m getting http://t.co/eAF5oYIaoA. I like to plan for the future.
— Paul Boag (@boagworld) January 28, 2015
— how to make a shank (@ioannmaria) January 28, 2015
Ok the domain “.RIP”, should that ever be a real thing will end up just being a new thing to use in stan wars like http://t.co/xZW6QstCrH
— 50 Shades Of K (@winesandlines) January 28, 2015
— Wanda Petruzzelli (@FoxyWanda) January 28, 2015