Some interesting facts about domain names. The results of significant number crunching on 3.5GB of .com domain name records yield some intriguing stats - for example, did you know that every single permutation of three letter acronyms is already taken within the .com hierarchy? And that nearly 80% of four letter combinations (not actual words, but just random XSLA.com style gibberish) is reserved? 100% of the top 10,000 family names in America are also booked.
firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone know how they got that domain? Which NICs are allowing "unusual" characters, and how widespread is the standard?
Slashdot has some good discussion about purchasing domain names. As always, there's a lot of crap in the discussion, but a few informative posts.
Here's a list of all the cool, short URLs still left to be registered. Get 'em while you can!