Buying a single character domain – and 3 character FQDN – for £15

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Short domains are useful for security testing. If you only have a limited number of characters, you need to be able to reference code on a remote server in as few characters as possible. A few years ago, I tried to find a Minimum Viable XSS. The conclusion that I (and others) came to is…

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How much would it cost to buy every domain name?

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The ridiculous proliferation of TLDs (Top Level Domains) continues unabated. I wondered how much you’d have to spend to secure your name on every TLD. tl;dr;tld Over $300,000! (Roughly €280.000 / £245,000.) But… This estimate is pretty rough. A few caveats: This only covers one version of your domain name – it doesn’t cover misspellings.…

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