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This website has the longest URL allowed by the domain name registry

I'd never thought about the character limit on domain names — but apparently, they cut off at 255. I found a handy Microsoft blog that goes into a bit more depth about it, citing RFC 1035 section 2.3.4.

Someone who clearly knows more about this than me already ...

ICANN hits pause on the sale of .ORG to Republican billionaires’ private equity fund

Here's what's happened: first, ICANN (the legendarily opaque US corporation that runs the internet's Domain Name System) approved a change in pricing for .ORG domains, run by the nonprofit Internet Society (ISOC) through its Public Interest Registry (PIR), allowing the registry to raise prices. The change was done entirely by staff, without board approval.

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Powerful internet authority says it’s powerless to stop billion dollar .org takeover

12.01.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The private equity takeover of one of the internet’s biggest domain name extensions is growing more convoluted by the day. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the organization empowered to manage the internet’s do... ...

How the battle over domain prices could drastically change the web

08.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Net neutrality has been repealed and a few big tech monopolies control most of the internet. Now things might get even worse for consumers with a decision that could send prices for .org, and eventually .com, domains skyrocketing, making running a we... ...