We are told that the introduction of industry-focused top level domains such as .car, .beef, and .skank are going to change the face of the internet as we know it today. The art world mailing list service-cum-publication e-Flux believes this strongly and has raised the $185,000 not to buy, but just to bid for the .art domain, assuring all artists that if e-Flux wins, the domain will only be used as a force for good.
So, if e-Flux wins, you need to start thinking of a cheeky URL a la del.icio.us or Art.sy so that you can be a player in the .art world. Ryz and I already have dibs on Golfc.art. Using an online Scrabble helper, andrej offers the list below of potential .art words. Start thinking about reserving yours now. Don't get left behind!
f.art (Michael Manning floated this one in a Rhizome comment but I can think of websites that actually deserve it.)