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Nominet proposes new .uk domain name

Nominet proposes new .uk domain name

By 1 October 2012

Nominet, the non-profit organisation that looks after all net addresses ending in .uk, has proposed a new domain name that is simply that. The body wants nternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to consider plans to offer UK-based companies... >>

Icann vote enters the web into a new domain

Icann vote enters the web into a new domain

By 20 June 2011

The web is set for its biggest shake up since the arrival of the lolcat after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) voted to dramatically increase the number of domain endings. Currently there are 21 generic top-level domain... >>

.XXX porn domain name finally approved

.XXX porn domain name finally approved

By 20 March 2011

The governing body that decides what the top level domain names like .com and .co.uk, ICANN, has finally approved the creation of .xxx for porn websites after years of campaigning. The approval grants ICM Registry’s .XXX web suffix with the same rights... >>

XXX domain to open up web porn red light district

XXX domain to open up web porn red light district

By 17 March 2011

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

By 21 October 2010

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

By 15 March 2010

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

By 15 March 2010

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

By 15 March 2010

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

By 19 February 2010

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

By 26 January 2010

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... >>


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