Tag: UK

.co.uk now shortenned to .uk

Domains
Dot UK: British firms can trim web addresses (Reuters) - Businesses using the ".co.uk" web address domain will be able to shorten the suffix to simply ".uk" next year to help make website names snappier, British Internet registry organization Nominet said on Wednesday. The new domain brings Britain in line with Germany's .de and France's .fr. It will be available from summer 2014 to all new websites, for the same price as an existing .co.uk domain. For those already holding .co.uk, .org.uk, and other similar addresses, Nominet will offer an equivalent .uk domain, which will be held in reserve for five years. After that period, firms who do not choose to buy the new address will see that .uk domain opened up to all-comers. "There's a lot of support for a shorter and snappier domain," sa...

EU set to fight Internet tax and ‘spying’ at global summit

Cyber Security
European Union member states are preparing to fight as a bloc alongside the United States to prevent a move by Russia and countries in Africa to impose a levy on internet traffic and make it easier to track users' activities. The showdown over the policing and administration of the internet will take place at a meeting of the International Telecommunications Union in Dubai from December 3-14, when the ITU's 193 member countries will meet to debate new net rules. More