Topic / Domains

PETA turns to porn for animal rights – yes, graphic footage included

By on

UPDATE [29/08/2013]: We have updated the article in order to take issue with Google Adsense saying that an image is considered pornographic material. We consider it isn’t, given the fact that it was an actual ad for PETA found on Flickr back in 2011. There is nudity – which apparently goes against Adsense’s policies – but it’s not adult material. Like I said, this was an ad for PETA. However, we […]

The web’s “red light district” – ICANN appoves .xxx domain

By on

Image: Elliot Moore/Flickr The internet is to get a little bit dirtier, or cleaner, depending on where you stand. ICAAN, the body who regulates the domain names (such as our name, techgeek.com.au), has approved the creation of a new top-level domain name .xxx. Two members were reported to have abstained, according to Domain Name Wire. The .xxx domain’s approval has been controversial, with many board members spoke out against the […]

It’s official, .xxx domains get the go ahead from ICANN

By on

Porn, get ready for your own industry-specific top-level domain (TLD) name. ICANN has today announced that it has approved the controversial .xxx domain, which will be specifically used to host sites that are within the porn industry; just like .aero is for the air-travel business and .org is for organisations. “It’s been a long time coming, but I’m excited about the fact that .xxx will soon become a reality. This […]

Porn to get its own .xxx domain option

By on

ICANN, the organisation that oversees all domain names and registrations – including the familiar dot-com – is expected to give the go ahead for the controversial .xxx top-level domain (TLD) for websites containing pornography. According to an ICAAN attorney talking to Reuters; despite initially against such a proposal, members of the board have argued that the creation on the basis to maintain neutrality in dealing with assignations. If calls are […]

Verizon awarded largest-ever settlement in cybersquatting lawsuit

By on

A federal judge in the Northern District of California has awarded a US$33.15 million settlement to Verizon after it sued a domain registrar for cybersquatting on domains that tried to take advantage of domains that are easily misspelled or confusing variants of Verizon and its trademarks, Verizon announced on Wednesday. "This case should send a clear message and serve to deter cybersquatters who continue to run businesses for the primary […]

Pastor buys AnnaBligh.net

By on

A pastor in central Queensland has bought two internet domain names which bear the name of Queensland’s Premier Anna Bligh. Pastor David Ally, from the Mountain of the Lord Christian Church in Mount Morgan, bought the domain names of annabligh.org and annabligh.net in September of 2007, when Bligh took over the role from Peter Beattie. This now allows him to create websites and email addresses using the domain name. His […]

I .love .paris?

By on

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, who regulates all domain names like .net and .com, is expected to vote on the new names after it opened its annual general meeting on Monday in Paris. Users will be able to get domains like .love, .paris or .bank. This will see it being one of the largest shakeups on the internet if it is approved. This move is due to […]

.au reaches one million

By on

The .au country domain has now reached 1 million, after 5 years of strong growth; according to AusRegistry. It says that the domain has grown 25% each year for the past 5 years; saying this can be attributed to the reduced domain pricing, regulated environment and technical stability. Chris Disspain, CEO of auDA (the .au Domain Administrator) said in a statement that the .au domain was “highly respected internationally.” In […]

.asia to go online in October

By on

.asia will be opening registrations to governments wanting geographical names (like china.asia, japan.asia, vietnam.asia) and people who have trademarks before March 31, 2004 and are in use. Other such trademarks and companies have to wait until November 13. The registrar DotAsia, who run other domain names from Asia, says it will restrict it to the Asia Pacific Region, which includes Australia. .asia joins other domain names like “.eu” for The […]

.eu tops 2.5 million in 1 year…

By on

According to Australian IT; the ‘.eu’ domain, which the European Union created, has topped 2.5 million domains after launching. Many companies are switching to the new .eu domain, including Sony. As well, according to the source, it is the 7th most popular suffix and 3rd for Europe. It was only beaten by Germany’s ‘.de’ and Britain’s ‘.uk’. Most of the ‘.eu’ registrations came from Germany, then followed by The Netherlands […]

.XXX domain rejected again

By on

The proposal for the .xxx domain, which would have put all pornographic and sexual content together in one domain, has been rejected; acording to Australian IT. ICANN said that it will not resolve the ‘vulnerable members of the community’. The bill, proposed by US Senator Mark Pryor and Max Baucus, would allow any sexually charged content will be banned to use .com, .net, .org, etc. Read More from The Australian […]


Thanks for coming onboard!
We're excited to have you.