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The history of New York City's top-level domain is still quite young, having only launched in full last month. But, since then, .nyc has already managed to serve up more than 56,000 registrations, making it one of the fastest growing city domains ever -- above Berlin, London, Melbourne, Paris and ...

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NYC announced last year that its residents, including businesses and government entities, would be able to get a custom domain to match the place they call home -- something London has done as well. With the first two phases of the rollout now complete, which gave first dibs to city officials and ...

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After heated debates and divided opinions, a slim majority of Scots voted to stay part of the UK in the recent Scottish independence referendum. Nevertheless, Scotland has achieved a slightly different type of liberty today, carving out a corner of the internet it alone can call home. The new .sco...

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If you were one of the players affected by Sony Online Entertainment's network-wide downtime yesterday, we have some good news. The company has announced on various social media outlets that it will be giving away two days of free access time to all accounts. This includes those on Landmark's beta ...

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If you didn't think UK domain names could get any shorter, they soon will be. In an announcement today, the UK's domain registry said it will soon launch its simpler .uk domain in a bid to remain cool with businesses and bloggers. While new registrations are encouraged, ten million existing custom...

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Trion Worlds made news earlier this week by registering several domains with the word "Trove" in them. While the studio made no announcement regarding new games in development, most speculation centered firmly on Trove being Trion's next big project. Today we've received another little tidbit on...

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Trion Worlds looks to be up to something new, as the studio has snapped up several domain registrations with the word "Trove" in them. TroveGame.com and PlayTrove.com are but two of the many domains secured by CEO Scott Hartsman as of late. There are also several regional domains in the list, in...

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"Xbone," as an alternative moniker for the Xbox One, sprang from the depths of the internet's hive-mind with such immediacy that it may as well have been included in the console's announcement PR. In fact, the nickname has become so ubiquitous that Microsoft has gone ahead and purchased Xbone.com, ...

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Microsoft has registered web domains for Fable Legends in .com and .net flavors. The franchise has been on hiatus since horse butt sim Fable: The Journey in late 2012. A high-definition remake of the orginal Fable is expected later this year with Fable Anniversary, which will also feature SmartG...

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We'd like to imagine that somewhere in Mountain View, a group of high-level tech execs are giving ICANN the stink eye. After all, the organization has recently passed a resolution that prohibits dotless domains, effectively squashing Google's dreams to own and operate http://search. This developme...

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When Take-Two recently registered the domain HungoverX.com, we weren't sure what to expect. The publisher pulled the curtains back on the URL today to reveal a mini-game related to The Bureau: XCOM Declassified in which players guide a hungover Bill Carter through a groggy day at the office. T...

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Take-Two, the publisher behind games including Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series and Irrational's BioShock franchise, registered the domain "hungoverx.com" on July 25. The domain is registered privately under the care of Network Solutions, but Whois shows Take-Two is pulling the strings. It's also...

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Disney's LucasFilm recently registered two dozen domains related to an as-yet-unannounced project called Star Wars Attack Squadron. Among the domains registered are StarWarsAttackSquadrons.com, AttackSquadrons.com and the ever-elusive StarWarsSquad.us. It's unknown if Star Wars Attack Squadron w...

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Microsoft has succeeded in securing the XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net domains from a UK resident. The company filed a complaint earlier this year, saying that the previous registrant had no right to the Xbox One trademark and that the domains were registered in bad faith. The domains were transferred...

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Index Corporation, the parent company of Persona series developer Atlus, registered the domain "persona5.jp" on June 25. Before throwing your hands up in glee, take a breath and look at the big picture: Index doesn't own "persona4.jp," "persona3.jp" or other similar constructions, and snagging a do...

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New Yorkers are notoriously proud of their city, and what better way to show hometown love than with a .nyc address? According to Mayor Bloomberg's official Twitter account, that will soon be possible for Big Apple residents. The just-launched website for the "ultimate New York City address" (har,...

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Nintendo of America has lost an appeal in a domain dispute it filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization over the ownership of the wiiu.com domain name. Nintendo secured a series of Wii U-related domain names in 2011 – including wii-u.com and wii-u.net – but an unnamed r...

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It's difficult to register a domain without it quickly becoming a matter of public record, which may be why Microsoft has waited until now to try and secure ownership of Xboxone.com and Xboxone.net, according to Fusible. The megalithic company has filed a dispute (case #1501205) with the Nationa...

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