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How to Buy Your Personal Domain Name Before Some Dumb Troll Does

It’s come to our attention that Martin Shkreli, the dagger-faced pharma bro who won’t leave the world alone, is buying up domains for the names of journalists who have written about him. He even targeted Gizmodo writers. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you. Read More >>

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.Film Domains Now Live for Hollywood Product Adverts

A new top-level domain has gone into action today, with anyone with a film to sell now able to whack its trailer and associated marketing content on a .film domain. Read More >>

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Man Buys Google.com (for a Minute)

A man claims to have owned the Google.com domain name for almost an entire minute, saying he got as far as paying for it and seeing the site show up in his personal Webmaster Tools admin area before it was snatched back. Read More >>

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Now You Can Register .sucks Domain Names

Phew, we made it to Monday without the entire corporate world melting down. Read More >>

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Sandra Bullock’s Lawyers Kick Off “Sex Tape” Frenzy With Domain Shopping Spree

Lawyers acting on behalf of actor Sandra Bullock have been signing up porn-related domain extensions on her behalf, it seems, with sandrabullocksextape.porn and sandrabullocksextape.adult now in the bag, should she ever fancy ditching the method acting in favour of something a little more gonzo and grimier. Read More >>

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Pirate Bay Shifts to New Domains Ahead of Swedish Seizure

Plans to seize the mother .se domain used by The Pirate Bay have seen it register a batch of new names, with the torrent kingpin ordering six new domains to use in case their current .se options end up getting pulled offline. Read More >>

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Google Allowed to Have Every .App Domain Name

Google has splashed out a massive $25m (£16m) on buying exclusive rights to use the .app domain suffix. Read More >>

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How an Indie Record Label Nearly Nabbed the Ukip Website

An independent record label claims it was the first in line to buy the seemingly expired Ukip site domain yesterday, shortly after the internet was set a-laughing by the political party's apparent failure to renew its hosting. Read More >>

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Amazon Owns Amazonsucks.com (and Plenty Worse Than That)

If you're a huge commercial organisation, it pays to not have too many random people on the internet making cheap jokes at your expense. Which is, presumably, why Amazon owns a slew of silly and offensive domains that include its name. Read More >>

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.Scot Domain Launches for Initial Wave of Patriotic Sites

There's a new top-level domain to consider when starting up your next angry blog project, with the .scot tag going live for some organisations at midday today. Read More >>

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.London Web Addresses Now Live for Additional Internet Confusion

The bizarre dot-London or .London or however you're supposed to write it domains are now live, with businesses across the capital encouraged to spend a bit extra on registering domains they probably don't really need. The alien URL has apparently been a success with locals, with 100,000 said to have bagged a .London address already. But will they all auto-forward to the existing .com? [Telegraph] Read More >>

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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 >>