"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Who Will Own (dot) PhysicalTherapy?

The universe of web domain names is about to expand...

First there was .com, .net, .org, .edu and so on.

Currently, there are 21 generic domain names including country names like .us and .de (for Germany).

Now, ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) will open up new domains, some controversial, such as .islam, .amazon, and .sport and so on.

The question, as in the case of .amazon, is who gets to own the domain name, the company or the country of Brazil?

Deciding these questions is the little-known company from Marina Del Rey, California who will hold its final meeting in April 2011.

The final meeting culminates a decision made in 2008 to increase the number of available internet domain names.

The application fee for ownership of the new domain names is $185,000 with a $25,000annual fee.

I wonder who will bid for .PhysicalTherapy ?

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Consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association Vision Statement for Physical Therapy 2020, the American Physical Therapy Association supports exclusive physical therapist ownership and operation of physical therapy services.