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UK websites will soon be able to use shorter addresses despite concerns the move could cause confusion.
The plan will allow owners to buy a "name.uk" web address to use instead of or in addition to "name.co.uk", "name.org.uk" and other alternatives.
Nominet, the organisation responsible, had previously shelved the idea after acknowledging it would confuse people.
But after making some changes and carrying out a second consultation it said it now planned to proceed.
The decision will affect more than 10 million customers who currently use domains ending in .uk when it begins in the middle of next year.New UK Domains Plan To Proceed In 2014 [bbc.co.uk]