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ICANN mulling .apple, .google domain names, among others

June 13th, 2012

Anyone wondering what wild-and-crazy domain strings companies and organizations have been applying for lately can now go check out the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ most recent list of applied-for strings. It seems that multiple companies have applied for the .app domain while Google, Amazon, Cisco and Apple have all applied for .google, …

New .xxx top-level domain ushers in a new era of Internet porn

September 7th, 2011

After a decade of back and forth, the web will finally see a red-light district form thanks to the advent of the .xxx top-level domain. The porn industry — ahem, adult entertainment industry — is the obvious target for the new domains, which governing body Icann finally approved last year. The initial rush of registrations will …

Confirmed: Apple now owns icloud.com

April 29th, 2011

Following up on a rumor from yesterday, Digital Daily‘s John Paczkowski has confirmed that Apple has purchased the domain name icloud.com — henceforth to be known as iCloud, we’re sure. “Sources in a position to know” confirmed to the publication that Swedish company Xcerion has sold the domain to Apple, although they could not confirm that the …

Apple's cloud-based service to be dubbed 'iCloud', rumor suggests

April 28th, 2011

According to the latest Internet rumor, Apple’s presumed cloud-based service may be getting a familiar moniker. Blog GigaOM is reporting that the Cupertino company has purchased the domain name iCloud.com from Swedish company Xcerion. We wouldn’t be surprised if the rumor turned out to be true, Apple has had a love affair with the vowel …

Facebook buys fb.com, to be used in upcoming email service?

November 12th, 2010

It’s no secret that Facebook will be holding another media event on Monday, November 15th. It is widely thought, and has been reported, that the social networking giant will be launching its own web-based email service; purportedly code-named “Project Titan.”  This got us thinking, how will Facebook differentiate its employees, who currently use facebook.com email addresses, from its 500 …