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Um... is Sandra Bullock registering sandrabullocksextape.porn?

A lesson in why being a nerd is good if you're an aspiring member of the paparazzi -- and the Streisand effect.

By May 31, 2015


2014 welcomes the Net's new names: .beer, .farm, .nyc and much more

New Web and email address options exploded this year with 469 new top-level domain names. Next year, Google, Amazon and 10 others will bid for rights to oversee .app.

By December 19, 2014


From .coffee to .email to .xyz: The Web's crazy new reality is here

Dot-com? How quaint. A smorgasbord of new Net domains has arrived, with hundreds more on the way. There's opportunity aplenty, but lots of trademark hassles, too.

By October 13, 2014


US official: The Internet can stand on its own now (Q&A)

Lawrence Strickling, who runs the US government's remaining oversight of the Internet, says it's time to relinquish that role. Snowden didn't push the issue, he tells CNET's Stephen Shankland.

By March 31, 2014


New domain names, same old trademark problems

As Net addresses like .pink, .flights, and .coffee arrive, trademark holders have some new versions of old headaches. Canyon Bicycle prevailed to claim canyon.bike, though.

By March 25, 2014


ICANN CEO sets off explosion of new Internet names (Q&A)

Next week, ICANN opens the Internet up to new domains like .ski, .sexy, and .berlin -- and Fadi Chehade has to handle people unhappy with the change. Also: time for the US to let go of its Net oversight?

By January 28, 2014


Want .luxury or .menu address? GoDaddy begins preregistrations

The registrar powerhouse lets customers sign up early to use four new Internet domains, early arrivals among hundreds that are coming online.

By November 8, 2013


Internet begins its move beyond .com, .net, and .edu

The Internet's address books just got the first four new generic top-level domains, but they won't go live on the Net until trademark holders get a chance to stake their claims.

By October 23, 2013


ICANN: No dotless domains for you, Google

The organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet addresses passes a resolution prohibiting so-called dotless domain names.

By August 16, 2013


Amazon scores victory against Pinterest over control of .pin

Pinterest loses its fight to keep Amazon from controlling the new top-level domain .pin.

By July 18, 2013