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Call it what you want, but I stiill think that .ing (or dotING as I have named it) is one of the best top level domains that is around at the moment.

All you need to take advantage of dotING is to be a user of OpenNIC. OpenNIC is a community effort to create an alternative root, which compliments that of the traditional ICANN root server. This means that OpenNIC is able to provide alternative top level domains. There are many reasons I don’t like ICANN, and ultimately don’t trust it, and RegisterFly is just the start of the reasons.

Switching to OpenNIC is easy to do, it’s as simple as changing your DNS settings, which you can read all about on the OpenNIC website.

A friend of mine, Tim Post, when I he gave me the idea about starting the .ing top level domain, created a list of all possible “premium” dotING domain names.

So, now is the time to switch to OpenNIC. Not only because there are many cool top level domains (like .ing, .geek or .oss) but also to push forward for a community controlled internet. Sure, we have open source operating systems and compilers, and we even have open source dns servers. Now at last, we have “open source” root servers.

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