After reading a lot of article in the tech world, 2013 was the year of Big Data, 2014 is looking to be the year of the Internet of Things (iot).
The Internet of Things as short and concise as I have seen it described in VentureBeat.com, is:
“”A new era of ubiquitous computing is taking root and is a game changer. ”
“Clearly, the Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a buzzword but now starts at our fingertips and extends to our shoes, cars, and homes. The promise of this disruptive trend is to automate and connect everything to bring a new level of convenience to our lives.
The influx of data will be huge.
“Morgan Stanley predicts that the number of devices connected to the IoT will be four to five billion by 2016 and will reach 75 billion by 2020.”
“According to McKinsey, the IoT will add between $2.7 and $6.2 trillion a year to the global economy by 2025.”
So the Internet of Things looks to be upon us and is going to be huge and that brings us back to where it usually does, domain names.
On the domain name front, the domain name iot.com is for sale with starting offers at $2.8 Million.
The domain name appears to have been quietly acquired in 2012 where it went from a site owned by NXG BV, into a parked page under privacy.
NXG seems to have acquired the domain name in 2007.
The domain InternetofThings.com is owned by a Sounding Board Inc. of Ontario Canada and goes to a parked page and has been owned by them since at least 2007
TheInternetofThings.com is owned by Cowabunga, Inc. of Murrieta Georgia and is for sale at Aftermarket.com
The IoT has a domain connection beyond just domains.
According to Wikipedia.org, IoT, focuses instead on making all things (not just those electronic, smart, or RFID-enabled) addressable by the existing naming protocols, such as URI. The objects themselves do not converse, but they may now be referred to by other agents, such as powerful centralized servers acting for their human owners.
The next generation of Internet applications using Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) would be able to communicate with devices attached to virtually all human-made objects because of the extremely large address space of the IPv6 protocol. This system would therefore be able to scale to the large numbers of objects envisaged.”
So the Iot is crossing paths with domains and some brand holders at the London Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress is that many of them are planning on using their new Brand gTLD’s to track products, communicate with them in the case of say auto manufactures for example.
Each car would receive it own IP address allowing the manufacturer to interact with car and monitor the vehicle.
Looks like the IoT is the next BIG thing and are $2.8 Million you might be able to lock up the matching domain.