judgecorp writes: "The British domain name registry, Nominet, has abandoned the idea of a shorter.uk domain name system, which would replace the current regime where all.uk domains are in subdomains, such as.co.uk, or.org.uk. Although a consultation found a huge demand for a simpler system, Nominet couldn't get agreement on how to get there from here — so has put the idea to one side for now. There are some shorter addreses like british-library.uk — but these predate Nominet's regime."
I cannot conceive that anybody will require multiplications at the rate
of 40,000 or even 4,000 per hour ...
-- F. H. Wales (1936)