We saw it coming for a while and price comparison websites should take heed.
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Some British web addresses may soon do away with their .co.uk web addresses, opting instead for the shorter, snappier .uk domain.
The ICM Registry has decided to open up the web's seedier side to all and has made the .XXX domain available to all.
The domain gambling.com has been sold off for $2.5 million (Â£1.5m) by UK-based Media Corp, although the buyer has chosen to remain anonymous for now.
November's Â£8.2 million sale of sex.com has been confirmed as an official world record for the "most expensive internet address domain name".
The first non-Latin script domains are now online, with Arabic script now being allowed by ICANN. Egypt's Ministry of Communications site at http://Ù ÙÙØ¹.ÙØ²Ø§Ø±Ø©-Ø§ÙØ£ØªØµØ§ÙØ§Øª.Ù ØµØ±/ is one site already taking
There are now more than 177 million registered internet domains â with a whopping 28 million arriving in 2008 alone.