The Best New Domains Going Up For Grabs Soon (UPDATED)

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. » 2/03/14 4:45pm 2/03/14 4:45pm

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. » 8/17/13 10:06am 8/17/13 10:06am

Tons of Hackers Are Hanging Out in Old Soviet Cyberspace

The Internet is a huge place. Some parts of it are awesome, but others are...less so. And falling squarely in that latter category is the ancient .su domain, once the cyberhome of the Soviet Union. It's not exactly well maintained, or well policed, which is why more and more online criminals are using it as a hideout. » 6/01/13 12:00pm 6/01/13 12:00pm

The Internet's Allowed To Use "Generic Top-Level Domains," Like .Modo

ICANN's signed its name on the dotted line for the proposal to create new domain suffixes in the style of their last decision, .xxx. As CNET reports, there are only 22 GTLDs in existence today (.org, .edu and so on), but with this decision we could expect to see specific endings for companies, categories or… » 6/20/11 4:50am 6/20/11 4:50am

Color App Paid $350,000 For Their URL

Buzz-app of the week Color received a whopping $41m in investment. You've probably already heard—it's all anyone seems to be talking about today. But did you know that they spent $350,000 of that money on just the URL? And also bought for an unspecified amount? [dnCrunch] » 3/24/11 12:28pm 3/24/11 12:28pm

If You Want to See Porn Stars Protesting the .xxx Domain Names...

...I'd suggest hanging around the Westin St Francis Hotel in Union Square, San Francisco, during your lunch-break on the 17th of March. The Free Speech Coalition, which is the basically a porn trade union, is holding the rally for anyone in opposition of the proposed .xxx domain names. They believe it'll only encourage … » 3/09/11 10:25am 3/09/11 10:25am

BitTorrent-Based Domains Could Make Sites Invincible Against…

In response to the recent flurry of aggressive takedowns against P2P and piracy-related websites, a group of programmers is working on a new, decentralized system that would make domains untouchable. The Dot-P2P project is partially powered, appropriately enough, by BitTorrent. » 11/30/10 1:23pm 11/30/10 1:23pm