Babies get domain names at birth

[TechNewsReview comment] Proving that children, and especially babies, where included make a story popular, Associated Press has a very widely reported story on babies leaving hospitals with domain names already registered. This story may well have been written by a registrar somewhere, or maybe one was heavily used for information given the mention one gets. I seem to remember a news release (dated 3 July) from this particular registrar on this topic not that long ago too. Hell, why didn’t they suggest that if you know the sex of the child before birth, you can register the domain name months before the baby is born. Or maybe expectant parents can register two domain names given they are cheap as chips from most registrars.Tots Getting Internet Identity at Birth [AP]
Besides leaving the hospital with a birth certificate and a clean bill of health, baby Mila Belle Howells got something she won’t likely use herself for several years: her very own Internet domain name. Likewise newborn Bennett Pankow joined his four older siblings in getting his own Internet moniker. In fact, before naming his child, Mark Pankow checked to make sure “BennettPankow.com” hadn’t already been claimed.
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/08/22/1187462302949.html
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/08/22/1187462302949.html