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.CHEAP .SEXY .WANG: The Best New Domains Going Up For Grabs Today

The internet as you know it might seem infinite, but according to ICANN, it's still not quite infinite enough. Soon, a whole new world of internet real estate is coming your way in the form of 122 brand new domain names. That's right, you can finally make YourNameHere.SEXY all your very own. Read More >>

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.UK Domains to Land Along With .London in 2014

We've got .co.uk, .gov.uk and .org.uk, .london is on its way and come 2014 you'll be able to register plain old .uk domains too. Read More >>

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.London Domain Names to Go on Sale Next Year

The capital is to get its very own personalised website domain suffix as of next year. www.ihate.london, anyone? Read More >>

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Microsoft Registers Xbone.com to Avoid Potential Future Slaggings

The name Xbone, which would appear to be sticking as semi-derogatory shorthand for Microsoft's new Xbox One console, is now officially endorsed by Microsoft, which has bought the Xbone.com domain. Presumably to stop angry people using it against them in future. Read More >>

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Google's Not Getting Its Fancy Dotless 'Search' Domain

ICANN's loosening up and getting ready to roll out a whole new batch of .whatever generic top level domains, but Google wanted more. Google was pushing for crazy, dotless domains like http://search. But the dream is over. ICANN just smacked it down.
On Friday ICANN New gTLD Program Committee decided to confirm and all out ban on domains without dots in them, so http://whatever is off the table as a functional address option, for now. Ideally, http://search wouldn't have just been a shortcut to Google, but to a space where users could pick their own search engines (i.e. Google) but ICANN wasn't jazzed on the concept, citing technical and security concerns. Read More >>

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Dot-com Could've Been Dot-Cor But For the Whims of Scientists

The most common domain name on the internet today could've been a little different, with dot-cor -- short for corporate -- the early choice for representing businesses online instead of the now-famous dot-com. Read More >>

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New Local Banking Crisis Triggered by IT Man Forgetting to Renew Domain

It seems that good old human forgetfulness is just as likely to take out the UK's banking infrastructure as today's high-profile hacking attempts, thanks to Cydesdale and Yorkshire banks losing connectivity for a few days after their owner forgot to renew a critical domain name in time. Read More >>

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Amazon vs. Amazon: Should the .Amazon Domain Belong to Bezos or the River?

Amazon is busy trying to gobble up all kinds of top-level domains—.book, .read, you name it—but it also has its eye on .amazon, too. Turns out that the Brazilian and Peruvian governments have something to say about that though, and would rather snag it for the famous river. Read More >>

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Pirate Bay Proxy Site Added to UK Ban List Seemingly Without Authority

We think we know the names of the sites banned for offering access to the Bay's masses of torrent files, but it would appear some additional proxy sites are on the blacklist that we haven't been told about. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay Domain Pulled Offline By Greenland Revolt

Looks like the Pirate Bay needs a plan B, pronto, as its switch to thepiratebay.gl earlier in the week to escape Sweden's wrath, looks like it's put it in hot water, resulting its new .gl domains being pulled offline, as Greenland doesn't want it sullying its waters. Read More >>

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Want a New Domain Name? Grab Yourself a Free One From Mali

Ever seen a .ml domain? No, me neither. That's why Mali's going to give them away for free in an attempt to put the country on the map. For the rest of us, it just means a free spot on the internet to call your own. Yourname.ml anyone? Read More >>

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We're Not Getting Awesome .UK Domains Anymore

Why are we stuck with the awkward .co.uk, eh? It's three characters too long, and stands out like a sore thumb against the chic of the .com guys. It turns out we're stuck with it because no one showed any real interest in the shorter, cooler .uk domain idea, so much so that it's been shelved. What the hell were we thinking? Read More >>

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Yes! B.org Is Finally Available

The Public Interest Registry, which is another one of those unfortunate organisations tasked with looking after domain names, has released a collection of super-rare .org domain addresses, with options like 1.org, 2.org and b.org now available. Read More >>

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WTF.UK? What .UK Domain Names Would You Register?

The people who find themselves in the unfortunate position of being in charge of domain name registration have decided we might want a new UK one, with the proposed www.myrubbishblog.uk naming format up for inclusion as a possible future UK web address. Read More >>

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The 8 Craziest New Internet Domains Companies Want

Not content with the current, perfectly functional system of dot coms and dot orgs, ICANN just allowed 2,000 applications for new top level domains for corporations. Get ready for http://hungry.pizza! Read More >>

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Animal Rights Group PETA Has Finally Launched Its XXX Site

Today, American animal rights advocacy group PETA, known for its at times provocative ad campaigns, finally launched the long-awaited peta.xxx adult website. Read More >>

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