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WHERE DOMAIN IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

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More on website suffixes.

Someone pointed out they're actually called domain suffixes. OK, one possiblility for architects is dot firm - although I've never seen it used. Using other nations' official suffixes, if you can buy them, can be fun. For example, Ian Martin's www.martian. fm site, which deliberately sounds like a radio station. Dot fm is actually the official domain name for the Federated States of Micronesia. The remote Cocos Islands, with its suffix dot cc, has equally interesting possibilities.

Wrinkly pop fans, don't even think of 10cc, because it has been snapped up.

Former architectural bloggist Norman Blogster was well ahead of this column. He told me he tried to register dot re in order to register archi. tectu. re. Dot re is Reunion Island. Blogster reasoned that as a French region and therefore EU, he could sign up. Being French, they told him he would have to live there first. Ever inventive, he considered the Chad suffix dot td, as in Blogster Architects Ltd.

Other national suffixes with possibilities are dot ar (Argentina), dot tv (Tuvalu), dot cv (Cape Verde), and dot id (Indonesia), possibly for Zaha Hadid.

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