Domain Names Disappearing

from the slow-news-day dept

Here's an article about the fact that most of the words in the dictionary are now domains, causing people to have to get creative and register names like "techdirt" instead of real words. Here's the list of dictionary words still available. Unfortunately, this is a static list. There used to be a web site that dynamically ran Webster's dictionary against Internic, but I can't find it anymore. Oh well...

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    Glen Fisher, Apr 14th, 1999 @ 6:03pm

    Domain Names Disappearing is no longer on the list. I took it.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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    Mike (profile), Apr 14th, 1999 @ 8:23pm

    I wonder...

    I wonder if this article and list made Network Solutions a little busier than usual today...

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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