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Submission + - Shorter .uk internet domain proposed by Nominet (

another random user writes: Plans to offer UK-based firms shorter internet domain names backed by added security features have been proposed.

The scheme would give businesses the chance to register as their web address. It would run alongside the current service.

Applicants would have to prove they had a UK presence and pay a higher fee.

A three-month consultation is under way. Some companies may oppose the move on the grounds they already face having to buy other new net addresses.

Eleanor Bradley, Nominet's director of operations, stressed that the idea was "not a money marking exercise" and that any additional earnings derived would be passed onto an independent trust to invest in improving internet access and security.

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Shorter .uk internet domain proposed by Nominet

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Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.