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Las Vegas getting its own Internet domain next year

Krista Hostetler

Las Vegas getting its own Internet domain next year

CREATED Aug. 27, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The City of Las Vegas is now one of the first cities in the country to be given its own Internet domain.

The new domain ".vegas" should be available next year, at which time businesses and residents will be able to start registering for web addresses that end in ".vegas" as opposed to .com, .org and .net.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recently expanded the top-level domains available on the Internet, beyond the most recognized .com and .org.

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

Las Vegas joins Miami, Boston and New York City in receiving its own top-level domain.