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June, 2010

  • 23 June

    .Org and .EU now configured with DNNSEC

    The Public Interest Registry and EURid, operators of the .org and .eu domain names respectively, announced the deployment of DNNSEC on the two gTLDs this week at the 38th ICANN meeting. The domains are the largest yet to adopt the new standard, which will bring greater security to Internet users. …

  • 2 June

    The internet and the third world: NGO blogging and tweeting from Bangladesh


    ActionAid is running a blogging and tweeting educational campaign for the third world, teaching people in poor communities how to use social media to tell their stories through .org sites. The project is called TOTO and is an ActionAid Australia initiative which puts bloggers in poor communities for one to …

August, 2009

  • 18 August

    Zeal.com sells for $50,000

    Zeal.com sold to a developer last week for right around £30,597, or $50,000 USD. Zeal refers to a “passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject,” so the name has a lot of potential applications. In addition, NewYorkMortgage.com went for £7,955 ($12,877 USD) at auction. New York is …

  • 3 August

    Internet Engineers to Open Source Secure DNS

    In an effort to speed up adoption of DNSSEC, a group of interested Internet engineers has created the OpenDNSSEC project with the intention of creating an open source version of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The project leaders hope that this will make it easier for organizations to adopt …

July, 2009

  • 24 July

    PIR to test new security implementation

    In early June, we reported about the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and their plans to introduce new security to .org top-level domains (TLD). After a month of preparing, PIR is ready to move some 18 live domains to the security extensions for testing. The official launch of the new system, …

  • 24 July

    Not-for-profits push for .ngo domain

    Citing the rampant abuse of the .org TLD, London charity Article 25 is putting together a consortium of like-minded organisations to create a new extension, .ngo. Victoria Harris, Chief Executive of Article 25, talked about the problems of .org: Lack of regulation has meant that commercial entities, individuals and even …

  • 20 July

    Woman changes name to Princess-Rainbow.com

    A twenty-four-year-old woman in Manchester, formerly known as Claire Forshaw, has officially changed her name to Princess-Rainbow.com. She had apparently been contemplating such a move for quite some time, but her boyfriend dissuaded her, arguing that it would cost a lot of money. She finally investigated and found that she …

June, 2009

  • 23 June

    PIR advocates to keep registries and registrars separate

    The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for the management of .ORG top-level domains (TLD), is raising its voice to advocate registry-registrar separation. The organization is concerned that ICANN is moving toward removing restrictions that prevent a registry, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and management of a Top-level …

  • 10 June

    Pfizer wins domain dispute

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has scored a victory over a man from Bangladesh who registered the domains pfizer.org and celebrex.org. The WIPO, an international organization that hears domain disputes, ruled that the defendant, Samir Kumar, failed to prove that he did not register the domains in bad faith. Both names are …

  • 2 June

    PIR to introduce new security for .ORG

    The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for managing .org top-level domains (TLD), will announce today that it is adopting DNS security extensions called DNSSEC. Domain Name System Security Extensions is a set of extensions that helps domain name systems (DNS) verify the integrity and security of data. …