Why top level domain name is compulsory? [closed]

Why is it necessary to have the .com or .org at the end of domain name? what if I want a domain like http://tkomble which is better than http://tkomble.com or http://tkomble.org since tkomble is my name and i am neither a organisation nor a commercial entity. Couldn’t they have made it such that you can register even without a top level domain name?

There are already some sites like these where they don’t want top level domain name like URL shortener sites etc. so they do something like ti.me (Time inc.) or goo.gl. If they could just do a http://time wouldn’t that be better?

Answer

Why is it necessary to have the .com or .org at the end of domain name?

Because in 1984 the people building the early internet suggested and agreed that’s how it would work. Today, if you don’t do that, you aren’t using the world’s DNS system, you are using your own different, non-standard version that nobody else understands or can use (or wants to use).

As to why that was suggested:

The purpose and expected use of domains is to divide the name management required of a central administration and assign it to sub-administrations.

since tkomble is my name and i am neither a organisation nor a commercial entity.

That’s why the .name TLD was introducted in 2001

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.name

Couldn’t they have made it such that you can register even without a top level domain name?

Yes, they could have. Not without trading other benfits away though.

If they could just do a http://time wouldn’t that be better?

One company would get http://time and the next would have to go for http://time.me anyway. What if someone else got http://tkomble before you – then what?

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