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25 September, 2007

Top level domain

Is it irredeemably geeky to be impressed by the British Library's domain name?

It's 'bl.uk'; not bl.co.uk (obviously), bl.gov.uk (it's not a branch of the UK government, though it is the single greatest recipient of funds from the DCMS) nor even bl.ac.uk (I thought it was part of the UK academic network; apparently not).

I don't know of any other UK domain name which omits a second-level domain; even the Queen uses the '.gov.uk' suffix.

Comments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.uk#Individual_institutions

Posted by Jan B at September 26, 2007 05:47 PM

Slightly off topic, but I was surprised when O2 managed to get the domain name o2.co.uk - as I was sure all names had to be at least three characters.

I guess though, that BT twisted somone's arm

Posted by Siobhan Curran at September 26, 2007 09:53 PM
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