New online neighborhoods open Wednesday when a US company starts offering Web addresses ending in ".guru," ".bike"—and even ".singles."
The first-ever non-Latin language website address domains are on their way, the Internet's overlords said Wednesday.
Groups representing US authors and publishers called Monday on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to deny online retailer Amazon exclusive rights to websites ending with .book, .author, or .read.
The agency in charge of website addresses has picked June 13 as the day it will reveal proposed new names for online neighborhoods breaking the ".com" mold.
Internet security specialists have applied for a ".secure" domain that they plan to turn into an online safe zone where bad guys aren't allowed.
The European Broadcasting Union said Thursday that it would apply to acquire the .radio domain name for the radio community.
The body that polices Internet registrations will on Thursday launch a domain name "revolution" in the face of the concerns of global bodies ranging from the United Nations to the US Congress.
An Internet version of a red light district opened on Tuesday as Web addresses with ".xxx" endings became available for purchase by those interested in providing online adult content.
The world is getting closer to the launching of a new Internet address system for pornography providers, and there are some eye-opening names being registered. Among them: washu.xxx and mizzou.xxx.
The decision to open the Internet to a flood of Web addresses ending in anything from company names to social movements could prove a boon to search engines.