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."
... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage
from beginning to end.
-- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"