Cities battle over geographic internet domains

A rivalry that’s better known on the footy and rugby fields has moved to the internet.

Sydney and Melbourne are both vying to be the first Australian cities to own a top level domain.

This would mean addresses such as would be possible.

Present rules dictate only top level domains such as .com, .org & .net etc are available, along with international country codes like .au and .nz

It’s not cheap to apply though, setting the NSW Premier’s Office and the City of Melbourne back $US185,000 a piece.

You can read more over at theaustralian


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