The Null Device

Planet Los Angeles

The south-east Asian country of Laos has done the equivalent of selling the spare kidney for much-needed dollars and sold its Internet domain to Los Angeles. Under the deal, which has been approved by ICANN, the cultural capital of McWorld is now the first city to have its own top-level domain; consequently, there are now domains such as arnie.la and madonna.la.

I've noticed that neither .lo nor .ny are actual TLDs; perhaps if this sets a precedent, London and New York can snap those up and use them to merchandise their cultural capital.

There are 1 comments on "Planet Los Angeles":

Posted by: mitch http:// Fri Aug 22 04:31:35 2003

In related news, Libyan domain http://www.ly is now "personal web space of Takeshi Ono", whoever that is.

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