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Las Vegas gets .vegas internet domain name

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We're all familiar with .com and .org websites, but would you be familiar with a .vegas address?

The city of Las Vegas announced it was one of four cities to receive a top-level domain suffix name after them. The extension will be available for personal and business website registration next year.

Miami, Boston and New York City were the other cities given internet domain extensions.

"Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world, and now it leads the virtual world through the World Wide Web," Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. "Las Vegas becomes one of only four top cities in the United States selected to have its own domain. What a fabulous marketing opportunity."

The city noted registration is not confined to people living in or near Las Vegas.

The .vegas suffix was the result of a partnership with a company Dot Vegas, which applied for the extension with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

The company said six years' worth of work afforded the city to be given the distinction.

The city said it will share revenue with Dot Vegas on the names registered as well as renewals. The .vegas project was done without cost to the city or taxpayers, officials said.

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