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Last batch of Internet addresses doled out

The Internet finally has run out of addresses — sort of.

The organization that oversees Internet protocol addresses — numbers that help direct online traffic — doled out the last remaining batches of numbers under the current addressing system on Thursday. Internet experts hailed the event as a milestone in the evolution of the Web, one that will eventually require changes on the part of some companies and users. But it didn’t come as a surprise. Get the full story »

Porn sites get closer to .xxx address

Porn sites have stepped closer to a new “.xxx” Internet address after the global Internet oversight agency said it made mistakes in rejecting it three years ago. The board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, says it will now start the process of registering “.xxx” by making checks on ICM Registry LLC, the company that wants to run it.