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Elon Musk Launches Mystery Website, X.com

Elon Musk just announced the launch of a new website, x.com. The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX made the announcement on Twitter at 9:21 BST this morning. But so far there isn’t much to look at. The website is just a single letter X. Read More >>

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Surprise, Donald Trump Has No Idea How Internet Censorship Works

Back in December, Donald Trump suggested fighting terrorism online by “closing the internet in some way”, openly mocking potential First Amendment concerns. Since then, the alleged computer user seems to have changed his mind, joining Ted Cruz’s bizarre crusade for an American takeover of the internet’s address book in the name of freedom of speech. Read More >>

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Who Should Control the Internet?

This week, the world's nations gather to discuss the influence the US wields over the internet and in particular ICANN—the web's logistical core. But who, exactly, should have the keys to the internet? 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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.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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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. Read More >>

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ICANN Aprroves the First Generic Top-Level Domains — and They’re Non-English

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is currently busy deciding the future of the internet in Durban, South Africa, this week. First on its list: non-English generic top level domains. 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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Google Wants to Create a Dotless Domain Called “Search”

It's well known that Google's competitors aren't keen on it getting hold of the .search top-level domain. But the company has outlined a new plan which would make use of the string as a dotless domain — open for use by any other search company, too. 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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.Anythingyoulike Domain Suffixes Now Open for Registration

ICANN, the big boss of internet naming, has opened up the registration process for its new range of generic domain addresses. From next year, new top-level domains like .web, .google and .whateverelse will be available. Read More >>

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Porn Bigwigs Sue For Injunction Over .XXX Domain Monopolistic Price Fixing and Restrictive Policies

Looks like the porn industry isn't all that happy with its new .XXX domains. Two of the largest companies behind such delights as YouPorn and Playboy.com, have clubbed together to sue for an injunction against ICANN over the .XXX domain. Read More >>