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June, 2010

  • 14 June

    Tunisia gets arabic IDN

    The Tunisia Internet Agency has approved the move to introduce its own IDN in arabic script. The تونس TLD has been given the green light by ICANN and will join other non-Latin scipt TLDs from another 13 countries who already offer domain names in their native languages. Recently we’ve seen …

  • 11 June

    Sex.com up for auction finally

    After bankruptcy proceedings look to have been resolved, the sex.com domain is back up for auction by Escom. An agreement was reached between litigating parties by the Central California Bankruptcy Court such that Escom only needs to take the next steps to put it up for auction. There was a …

  • 3 June

    New IDN: Emirates launches .emarat arabic domain

    The internet has a new Internationalised Domain Name after the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority officially launched one of the Arab world’s first top level domain names. The TLD is .emarat and it’s expected to open up a whole world of the internet previously difficult to access for many Arab users. …

May, 2010

  • 17 May

    Almost half of domains cross-registered between .com and .net

    Traffic statistics firm HosterStats.com has released some interesting stats about TLD adoption. According to the company’s data, some 43.5% of .com domains are also registered on the .net TLD. Here are some other cool facts: 10.7% of .net domains are not registered on any other TLD. Some 70,205 names (0.54%) …

  • 14 May

    ICANN Launches Russia's Cyrillic TLD

    Yesterday, the first Russian Internet domains with Cyrillic characters were launched. There has been talks about this move for quite some time. The preparation received both praise and concern. Now, ICANN has officially assigned the .рф (.rf, for “Russian Federation”) top-level domain to Russia. What this means is that users …

March, 2010

  • 12 March

    Verisign to spend $300 million on tech upgrades

    One of the most well-known Internet companies, Verisign is planning a major upgrade. After the upgrades, Verisign’s hardware will be capable of handling 4 quadrillion requests per day from computers trying to access .com and .net top-level domains (TLD) for which Verisign is responsible. According to ken Silva, the Internet …

  • 10 March

    An educator's perspective on .XXX domains

    Many of the voices we have heard speaking out about the proposed .XXX top-level domains (TLD) are mostly from the tech community, the adult industry, and politicians with various agendas. Although I rarely use this blog for editorial purposes, I thought it might be helpful for people to consider the …

February, 2010

  • 15 February

    DNS Evaluation with intoDNS

    Part of managing a server or even a single website is making sure the DNS is sound and in compliance with established networking and Internet standards. While you can evaluate each of your DNS entries manually, there are many services out there that make evaluation very easy. One such service …

January, 2010

  • 6 January

    Chinese government takes two popular domains offline

    Yesterday evening, Chinese web portal IT168.com and a similar social networking site, 51.com, both went offline. This is not normal downtime, however. Rather, the registrar of the two .coms is claiming the names were “rendered unable to resolve” at the request of the Chinese government. China has a long history …

December, 2009

  • 29 December

    If my .com is taken, what is the next-best extension?

    Usually if a domain you planned to register is taken, the .com version is the first to become unavailable. You have your heart set on that phrase, but don’t know what alternative extension to use out of the dozens of choices. Which should you pick? I ran into this problem …

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