What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?

Today, half of America’s internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s still unclear exactly who carried out the attack and why, but regardless, the event served as a demonstration of how easily large swaths of the web can be wiped out if attacked by determined hackers. Read More >>

.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 >>

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 >>

.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 >>

XXX Domains Now Available For All Your Amateur Porn-Baron Fantasies

The 'sunrise' period is now over. You can officially buy dot-XXX domains from your favourite domain registrar, as of today. Whatever your imagination can conjure up, and no I don't want to know thanks, can be registered as long as no-one's shot first. Read More >>