When the web address Sex.com was sold in 2012 for a reported $13 million, it was most likely the highest price ever paid for a single domain name. And precisely no one was surprised that particular address attracted the big money.
In the context of Christine Quinn's State of the City speech delivered in 2009 at the height of the economic downturn, promising to get New York City its own Internet domain registration name was a trifle. After all, she was pitching a recovery plan to salvage each of the city's major agencies. Whi ... More >>
The internet is about to change, radically, and hardly anyone knows it. Think about it like a phone system: the internet operates on just a handful of top-level domains -- like .com and .org -- that function like area codes. Right now, the internet needs more of them. And pretty soon it's going to ... More >>
In what's being called a "SOPA-style blackout," an Indian court has demanded that the subcontinent's internet service providers ban 104 websites said to feature "unauthorized" media -- bolstering similar efforts in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Chris Dodd, chair and CEO of the Motion Pictur ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyOrder from Sushi.com at 1570sushi.com. There's a certain art to creating a good restaurant name. You might want to go for a cheeky pun, like A Salt and Battery or the Soy Luck Club. Maybe you want to name it after the chef, taking the route of Daniel or David Burke Kitchen. Loca ... More >>
To the dismay of sports fans, when they now click on channelsurfing.net for free, pirated NBA games and pay-per-view events, they'll find a long announcement that starts: "This domain name has been seized by ICE - Homeland Security Investigations . . ." The owner of channelsurfing, Brian McCarth ... More >>
Last we heard from Keith Olbermann, he was leaving his MSNBC show Countdown, in something of a hush-hush move that probably had something to do with Comcast pushing him out. He was contractually barred from talking about it. Today, Olbermann is expected to announce that he is joining Current ... More >>
New York senator hires big lawyer, saves domain name from squatter
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