If the UN is given control of the Internet, that would be a massive step toward making the UN a true global government. The Internet is the number one venue for free speech and freedom of expression on the planet today, and if the UN is given authority over the Internet it would only be a matter of time before free speech is severely cracked down on. Of course it [...]
By Hayley Tsukayama and Peter Whoriskey, Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 8:28 PM
Amazon and Google are staking claims to large swaths of the Internet under a new system for labeling Web domains, bolstering their ability to control traffic as the Web expands beyond the realms of “.com,” “.gov” and “.org.”
The bids by those companies to acquire new domain names such as “.book,” “.shop” and “.movie” renewed fears among competitors that a powerful few will dominate the Internet marketplace of the future.
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Next time you want a laugh, you might need to tap in .LOL at the end of the web address.
Google has applied for 50 new ‘top-level domains’ – the last few letters of a web address – to join the usual suspects such as .com, .co.uk, and .net.
Among the new applications are .google, .youtube, .doc, and – most amusingly – .lol, to indicate a site which will make you ‘laugh [...]