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June, 2010

  • 17 June

    Australia could soon join ranks of China and Iran for web censorship

    Despite a recent poll that shows 99% of Australians are against a government web filter, the country’s government is still moving ahead with its Internet censorship plans. As Scott Ludlam, a senator from the Australian Greens Party, put it: Nobody likes it. Everyone from the communications industry to child protection …

  • 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 …

March, 2010

  • 23 March

    Australian government to consolidate data centers, save $1 billion

    Following the current trend of consolidation, Australia’s government hopes to reduce its data center inventory and save $1 billion by 2025. In order to accomplish its goal, Australia will follow a three stage plan. It will consist of phasing out old, inefficient facilities, sharing technologies between departments, and using more …

September, 2009

  • 25 September

    Australian data centers prepare for dust storms

    Everyone knows how dust storms are making everyday life difficult for many Australians, but few realize that this natural disaster is also impacting data centers. According to itNews, the dust storms are clogging ventilation filters in data centers across Syndey and Brisbane. At some, the wind has been so powerful …

July, 2009

  • 7 July

    Queensland Government owns queensland-the-dumb-state.com

    In an apparent effort to preempt cybersquatters, the Australian state of Queensland has registered 38 domain names containing various government references. Among the stranger ones is queensland-the-dumb-state.com. Other domains include government programs like the state’s 150th anniversary celebration and the Liberal National Party. This raises some interesting questions. On some …

June, 2009

  • 22 June

    ICANN Sydney Meeting Under Way

    ICANN 35, the organization’s 35th international meeting, is currently taking place in Sydney. Topics to be covered at the meeting include Internationalized Domian Names (IDNs), changes to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP), abuse policies, and the new gTLD program. ICANN holds several of these meetings every year in order to …

May, 2009

  • 26 May

    Registrars See Fewer Registrations in Bad Economy

    Melbourne IT, an Austrian domain registrar, has reported a 1.6% drop in the number of domains it manages. Less people are renewing their domains this year compared to last. Is this news surprising at all? With the economy deep in recession, people have less spending money. With £8, you could …