Britain gets .UK domain name

Businesses and individuals can register .UK domain names from today. Web registrar Nominet announced the launch with the world's largest welcome sign unveiled at London's Heathrow Airport. Nominet said that QI host Stephen Fry was the first person to launch…

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Stuart O'ConnorBritain gets .UK domain name

GUIDE: What to look for when buying a website domain name

What's in a name? Well, quite a lot when it comes to the web, actually. Picking the perfect domain name can be as difficult as naming a child, and when you think about how much time and effort you're…

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.tv domain name under threat with Tuvalu sinking

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Er, we could be in a spot of bother here. Techdigest.tv is in danger of disappearing. According to internet domain bagging site Godaddy, the island of Tuvalu is sinking and it’s Tuvalu to whom we owe our .tv domain name just as we owe .co.uk to the United Kingdom.

Should any country cease to exist then, according to web law, the domain must cease to exist as well. Oh dear.

Tuvalu is only 4.5m above sea level at its highest, so with climate change on the radar, it’ll be the first place to be hit badly by rising sea levels. Worse still, the island is indeed itself sinking, as Godaddy warns. Firstly, islands sink back into the sea – that’s just what they do – and secondly, there’s a large degree of compaction cause by farming methods too.

So, when it’s being attacked at both ends like that, perhaps it’s no surprise people are now being advised away from the .tv suffix, even if it does lend itself to the video form. Time to start squatting on Techdigest.something else.

(via Boing Boing)

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Daniel Sung.tv domain name under threat with Tuvalu sinking

X-Factor favourite Leona Lewis victim of cybersquatters: domain name goes up for sale on eBay

Instead of hurling insults at the MacDonald Brothers, Simon Cowell should perhaps have been registering some obvious domain names for his X-Factor candidates. Leona Lewis, who seems to be the favourite to win the X-Factor, is now the 'victim' of…

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uTube.com manufacturing company website shut down after inundation with misdirected visitors

A fairly small Ohio-based manufacturing company, the Univeral Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation, has seen visits to its website utube.com increase rapidly over the past week or so, as news broke of the Google/YouTube merger. They'd already been getting a…

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Andy MerrettuTube.com manufacturing company website shut down after inundation with misdirected visitors