November 12, 2012

The Coming URL Gold Rush

Lydia DePillis, The New Republic


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The Internet, as boundless as it seems, has at least one significant limit: Its inventory of addresses. There are only so many URLs out there—variants of just a few dozen well-known domain name extensions, from your plain-vanilla .com to the comparatively edgy .fm. The domains are administered by different entities, each with their own rules.

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