CNET takes a look at the pioneers of the Internet domain-name land grab, and what their place is now on today's Web.
The organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet addresses passes a resolution prohibiting so-called dotless domain names.
If you ever dreamed of owning cyberjokes.com, the opportunity is about to present itself when Yahoo auctions off a list of premium domains.
Demand Media wants to run three military domain extensions that -- big surprise -- Uncle Sam isn't too happy about.
Assuming the company gains control of such top-level domains as .search, .app, .blog, and .cloud, it doesn't seems to want to restrict their use to its own products.
An analysis suggests that only 61 .xxx domains are in the top 1 million visited sites in the world. The highest is at number 51,549 in the Alexa rankings.
A more complete list of the domains hit and commonly used passwords as compiled by CNET's Declan McCullagh.
Google's plan for the new top-level domains it gets is unlike most other big tech firms: it wants to offer them up to the public.
Triple-X domains are cheap and easy: for $100, you can buy Alabama.xxx, Cornell.xxx, USDOJ.xxx, ProphetMuhammet.xxx, and plenty of others, data from Stanford's Elie Bursztein shows.