This could soon become a thing: using a web domain to show your respect for the dead.

According to Domain Name Wire, a news source for the domain name industry, a bunch of new domains are releasing, and among them is one that could allow people to honour or say a final goodbye to their dearly-departed loves ones. It's ".rip", and it will cost you about $5 to buy.

On the more commercial side of things, we could see such a domain being used to set up celebrity tribute sites or gimmicky pages that supposedly predict death dates. It might even be used by funeral homes to create obituary or memorial-type pages for everyday people.

The other top-level domain names being launched on 28 January include: .space ($10), .ryukyu ($15), .band, ($30), and .how ($35). Pricing of course varies depending on the registrar you use, but they're all releasing for general-public use.

Better hurry and grab a domain before word gets out, especially if you want to reserve your own memorial page ahead of time. Macabre, we know.