Unfortunately for newly-announced presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, it looks like his campaign was a touch too slow in securing the Ted Cruz domain. Either that or Team Cruz has been doing some soul searching.
The internet-naming powers that be (otherwise known as ICANN) have already blessed us with such distinguished, venerated domains as .WANG, .SEXY, and .FISH. But now, it's gearing up to grant us with every diligent #Brand's worst nightmare: Welcome to the .SUCKS era.
If you're a huge commercial organization, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Today, animal rights advocacy group PETA, known for its at times provocative ad campaigns, finally launched the long-awaited peta.xxx adult website.
Circl.es is an online dating site that, rather than relying on the data produced by a complex algorithm of self-reported answers, uses a person's own public Facebook profile.
This is Michael Mann. Last week, in a binge lasting less than 24 hours, he registered 14,962 domains. He plans to sell them on to the likes of you and me, at an inflated price, to make a bucket load of cash—which is how his company manages to pull in over $400,000 every month.
For months, the US Government has issued court orders in order to seize and shutdown sites—even when the domain names are registered abroad. Now it has made its position on domains perfectly clear: If it ends in .com, .net, .cc, .tv and .name, we can seize it.
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…
...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…
"Hang on a minute," you cry, "Auschwitz has its own website?!" Well, naturally—it may have once been a concentration camp, but now millions visit it every year, and no doubt visit the Auschwitz.pl website for information.