Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Internet Chucks ".um"

The list of Internet domain names just got shorter.The Internet's key oversight agency decided recently to yank ".um" — for U.S. "minor outlying islands."No one was using it anyhow, and the organization that has run ".um" — the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute — no longer wanted to bother.So the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided unanimously last week to eliminate it entirely, bringing the list of domains to 264. There are still separate domains for larger U.S. territories, including ".gu" for Guam and ".vi" for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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