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XXX domain to open up web porn red light district

XXX domain to open up web porn red light district

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The .xxx domain name could go live this week - creating an online red light porn district. The porn industry has been calling for its introduction for years although, until now, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has repeatedly... >>

Paying for Sex.com

Paying for Sex.com

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Sex.com has been snapped up by an unknown (to us, at least) company based on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. The notable domain has been up for grabs since July, when its previous owner Escom LLC was declared bankrupt; Clover Holdings were... >>

Five hot tips for cyber squatting

Five hot tips for cyber squatting

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Domains, domains, domains. Who doesn't wish they could go back to the pioneering days of the Internet, pick up few money making URLs and do some cyber squatting old school style in one of the few get rich quick schemes that actually worked? Well, those... >>

First registered website hits 25th birthday

First registered website hits 25th birthday

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Light the candles and clear your throat, for we're about to sing happy birthday to Symbolics.com, the very first domain to be registered on the Web, on 15 March 1985. Despite the computer manufacturer being long-gone, the website hosted by the company... >>

Web bosses delay .xxx decision

Web bosses delay .xxx decision

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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN as it's known to its friends, has announced that it's postponing a decision on whether websites will be able to register a .xxx domain until June Proponents of the creation of the domain say... >>

Sex.com up for auction with million dollar start price

Sex.com up for auction with million dollar start price

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Next month could see a new record for the price paid for a URL as Sex.com is to go under the auctioneer's hammer in the States. The last time Sex.com was up for sale back in 2006 it reportedly sold for $14 million, but it seems the company that bought... >>

Sony acquires PlayStationArc.com

Sony acquires PlayStationArc.com

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It seems as if previous reports we brought you that suggested Sony's coming-soon motion controller for the PS3 could be called the "Arc" might well have been on the right track. While gaming site VG247 previously cited a "concrete source" speaking to... >>

.CM domains ready for pre-order

.CM domains ready for pre-order

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The African country of Cameroon does rather well out of people mis-typing domain names. For a long time, if you mis-typed a .com address as .cm, then you'd end up on an ad-filled page run by the country's domain registrar - Camnet. Not any more. The country... >>

Apple designer Jonathan Ive loses bid for domain names

Apple designer Jonathan Ive loses bid for domain names

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Apple designer, or to give him his correct title, senior vice president of industrial design, Jonathan Ive, has lost a recent Apple-backed bid to get control of domain names based around his name. Jonathanive.com, jony-ive.com, jonathan-ive.com, and jonyive.com... >>

Family loses Narnia domain name battle

Family loses Narnia domain name battle

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A birthday present for an 11-year-old Narnia fan landed a British family in a legal fight, which they have now lost. Richard Saville-Smith bought the domain name Narnia.mobi for his son's birthday present, but then found himself facing a fight with the... >>